Frame Your Family Photo Challenge Moves to Schurmeier Teaching Forest

With photo challenges being so popular right now, JDCF has created the Frame Your Family Photo Challenge – because family is one of nature’s masterpieces. A large, wooden frame will be placed somewhere on each of our six public preserves for a period of two weeks. Families are invited to find it, take a group selfie with it, upload the photo to Facebook, and then tag JDCF. Those ‘framing’ their families at three of the six preserves will be given a one-year membership to JDCF. The frame is now located at the Schurmeier Teaching Forest, 147 E Reusch Rd, Elizabeth, IL. The forest is a great place to be on a hot day!

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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