News

Bluebirds, Citizen Science & You!

We are here for the long haul! JDCF was Live on Facebook recently with our 6th Facebook Live program.  Jess Carryer, JDCF Outreach and Education Manager, was joined by special guest, Joan Harmet, to discuss the basics of bluebird nest boxes and how to monitor them.  Bluebird monitoring is a great family activity and volunteers […] Read More

Family Friendly Scavenger Hunt Now at Horseshoe Mound Preserve

Need to get the kids outside? How about a scavenger hunt at Horseshoe Mound Preserve? Please practice social distancing while searching for the 5 clues on this hunt. A numbered tree cookie will mark the correct spot for each clue found. Horseshoe Mound is located at 1679 N Blackjack Rd, Galena, IL. 1. A grassy […] Read More

Notes from the Field with Steve Barg

Our Executive Director, Steve Barg, points out 5 spring ephemerals blooming now at the Schurmeier Teaching Forest in Elizabeth, IL.

Wildflowers of Jo Daviess County ~ A Virtual Tour

We are all in this together!  JDCF went Live on Facebook this morning with our Education & Outreach Manager, Jess Carryer, to view some of the beautiful spring ephemerals popping up in our area. For those of you who missed today’s live-stream, we are posting it here.  We invite you and your family to practice […] 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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