Experience Horseshoe Mound ~ A Virtual Tour

JDCF was Live from the top of Horseshoe Mound recently for a virtual tour of some of the sights and sounds that can be seen and heard at the preserve. This broadcast replaced our popular, in-person walking tour scheduled for June that was cancelled due to Covid-19. After watching this video, we are certain that you will grab the family and head on out to see the preserve for yourself! Horseshoe Mound Preserve is located at 1679 N Blackjack Rd, Galena, IL. It is open daily dawn to dusk, free of charge to the public. Dogs on leashes welcome. 

Upcoming Events

All Things Butterfly ~ A Facebook Live Event

August 13 @ 10:00 am - 10:30 am

JDCF will be on location at the Wapello Land and Reserve for a program all about butterflies.  We will be joined by a butterfly expert who will discuss the life cycle, migration patterns, and importance of these insects, specifically the painted lady.  Our Facebook Live series is sponsored by the Apple River State Bank/First Community […] Read More

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Facebook Live with Dubuque County Conservation

August 20 @ 10:00 am - 10:30 am

We will be traveling across the river for a Facebook Live broadcast with special guest Kaytlan Moeller of Dubuque County Conservation to learn about the many opportunities for outdoor recreation in and around the Dubuque, IA area.  We thank the Apple River State Bank/First Community Bank of Galena for sponsoring our Facebook Live series.

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Fireside Storytelling at Wapello

October 12 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Bring a lawn chair and join the JDCF’s volunteer group, the Friends of Wapello, by a fire for storytelling.  Stories can teach lessons and make people laugh. Native Americans that once inhabited Wapello passed on their knowledge to the next generation through story telling. Come listen, learn, and share a laugh.  You can even bring […] Read More

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