Frame Your Family Photo Challenge Moves to Wapello

With photo challenges being so popular right now, JDCF created the Frame Your Family Photo Challenge – because family is one of nature’s masterpieces. A large, wooden frame is being placed at 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 currently located at the Wapello Land and Water Reserve, 8642 IL RT 84 S, Hanover, IL and will remain there until August 3rd. Blazing star is in full bloom and is a sight to see so why not head on out for a hike today? Dogs on leash welcome. The preserve is open daily dawn to dusk.

There’s still time to see the purple blazing star at Wapello! It will be in bloom for another 10 days or so.

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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