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Morphology ~ A Facebook Live Event

Morphology is a branch of biology that deals with the form and structure of animals and plants. JDCF was Live yesterday at the Schurmeier Teaching Forest with our Education and Outreach Manager to learn how the structure of skulls and feathers can reveal a lot about the animals they come from. We thank the Apple […] Read More

Discover Gramercy Park ~ A Facebook Live Event

JDCF was Live this morning with Rick Leute of the Gramercy Park Foundation for a program about this 10-acre hidden gem of a park located in East Dubuque, IL. Rick shared some of the park’s history and plans for it’s future as well as some facts about the 26 burial and ceremonial Native American mounds […] Read More

Recorded Webinar: The Historic & Conservation Perspectives of the Dvorak Addition to Apple River Canyon

This spring, JDCF completed our largest land acquisition to date – the 334-acre Dick Dvorak Addition to Apple River Canyon. To highlight this important acquisition, we hosted a live webinar last week. Dr. Daryl Watson, historian, educator, and former Executive Director of the Galena-Jo Daviess County Historical Society and Museum provided historical perspective. For conservation […] Read More

All Things Bumblebee ~ A Facebook Live Event

JDCF was Live with our lead volunteer bumblebee surveyor for a program all about bumblebees, notably the rusty patched bee, a species in decline.  We learned about basic bee anatomy, life cycle, and what we can do to provide season-long habitat for bees in our own backyards.  The U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service is conducting […] Read More

Upcoming Events

Discover Wapello ~ A Discussion with Archaeologist Phil Millhouse, PhD

October 3 @ 1:00 pm - 1:30 pm

JDCF will be Live on Facebook with special guest and renowned archaeologist, Phil Millhouse, PhD, at the Wapello Land & Water Reserve, the site of his doctoral field work in 2005. Phil will talk about his initial findings, which contributed to Wapello being placed on the National Register of Historic Places due to its cultural […] Read More

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Meet the Members of GALE ~ A Facebook Live Event

October 15 @ 10:00 am - 10:30 am

We will be Live from the worksite at Horseshoe Mound with members of the Galena Area Land Enthusiasts (GALE), a volunteer group that has been helping our stewardship staff with field work since 2012.  This group of not-so-young guys and gals work year round in all weather conditions battling invasive species, assisting with prescribed burns, […] Read More

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