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Birding 101 – Everything You Need to Know to Get Started!

JDCF was on location at the Valley of Eden Bird Sanctuary for a Facebook Live event with a birding expert who shared great information on how to get started birding.  This is a great activity for the entire family and can be done anywhere, even in your own backyard!  Should you want to get away […] Read More

Oak Savanna Restoration at Horseshoe Mound Preserve

JDCF was on location at Horseshoe Mound Preserve today for a Facebook Live event to discuss the oak savanna restoration work taking place there.  JDCF Executive Director, Steve Barg, was joined by Illinois Natural Area Surveyor, Randy Nyboer at the northern end of the preserve where historic oaks are being freed from the encroachment of […] Read More

Stream Ecology – A Virtual Lesson

Here is a great activity for the whole family – measure the health of a stream near you by looking for the small insects that live in it.  JDCF broadcast a new Facebook Live program on stream ecology where Jess Carryer, our Outreach and Education Manager, showed us how to do a simple stream survey.  […] Read More

Wild Foods – From Field to Table

When the world gives you garlic mustard, make pesto! JDCF went live recently with a new Facebook Live program.  Jess Carryer, JDCF Outreach and Education Manager, showed us some common edibles that can be foraged close to home and then demonstrated how to make garlic mustard pesto. What a great use for this prolific invasive […] Read More

Upcoming Events

Gone Herping – A Facebook Live Event

July 9 @ 10:00 am - 10:30 am

JDCF will be Live from the Hurtzville Interpretive Center in Jackson County, Iowa. Our Education & Outreach Manager, Jess Carryer, will be joined by special guest, Tony Vorwald, for a program all about herping! Herping is the act of searching for amphibians and reptiles. Habitat preferences range from dry sand prairies to swampy bottomlands. Studying […] Read More

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Experience Horseshoe Mound ~ A Walking Tour

August 15 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Have you ever wondered what a guided tour of Horseshoe Mound Preserve would be like? Well, wonder no more because we have brought back our popular walking tours with JDCF Education and Outreach Manager, Jess Hepker.  Participants will get the inside scoop on geologic features that can be seen from the top of the mound […] Read More

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Meteors on the Mound

August 15 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm

JDCF and the Friends of Horseshoe Mound invite everyone to Meteors on the Mound for a glimpse of the Perseid meteor shower from atop Horseshoe Mound Preserve.  Horseshoe Mound is the eighth highest point in Jo Daviess County and offers spectacular views of the tristate area from three different vantage points. This is the only […] Read More

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Experience Horseshoe Mound ~ A Walking Tour

September 19 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Have you ever wondered what a guided tour of Horseshoe Mound Preserve would be like? Well, wonder no more because we have brought back our popular walking tours with JDCF Education and Outreach Manager, Jess Hepker.  Participants will get the inside scoop on geologic features that can be seen from the top of the mound […] Read More

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