Join JDCF volunteer and international birding expert Bobbi Asher for a half-day birding adventure at the Valley of Eden Bird Bird Sanctuary. $35/JDCF members, $50/non-member. Includes lunch. RSVP required to firstname.lastname@example.org. Space may be limited.
Our 2019 calendar of events is taking shape. We have some exciting new outings planned in addition to our signature events of Camp Casper, Potluck and Program Series, Moonlight Frog Walk, and Meteors on the Mound. Scroll through and mark your calendars today!
Everyone is invited to attend this presentation by Abigail Derby Lewis, Senior Conservation Ecologist at Chicago’s Field Museum. If attending the potluck, please bring a dish to pass and table service. If attending just the talk, please arrive just before 7:00 PM. Free and RSVP’s not needed.
JDCF and the Planetary Studies Foundation (PSF) invite the public to Meteors on the Mound to catch 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 time of the year that the preserve is open to the public after dark so it is a special occasion.
Enjoy family-friendly activities and learn about meteors from PSF planetary geologist, Dr. Paul Sipiera. Amateur astronomers will have telescopes onsite so that the participants can view various heavenly bodies. If you have a telescope, please bring it along. PSF will have its traveling meteorite exhibit on hand as well. $10/person for non-members of JDCF.