Gone Herping – A Facebook Live Event

JDCF was Live from the Hurstzville Interpretive Center in Jackson County, Iowa this week where we were joined by special guest, Naturalist Tony Vorwald, for a program all about herpetology!

Herping is the act of searching for amphibians and reptiles. This is an observe but don’t disturb activity. Habitat preferences range from dry sand prairies to swampy bottomlands. Studying herptiles is a great way to spend your day outdoors. Tune in to see live turtles, salamanders, and snakes up close. All of the turtles, snakes, and amphibians featured in the event are native to our area. You could find them in your own backyard!

We thank the Apple River State Bank/First Community Bank of Galena for their sponsorship of this event.

Upcoming Events

JDCF Nature Preserves ~ A Q&A with Our Executive Director

September 24 @ 10:00 am - 10:30 am

Join us Live on Facebook with our own Steve Barg who will discuss all things related to JDCF’s public preserves.  There are some misconceptions about our land preservation work in Jo Daviess County, IL.  Steve will be ready to answer all your questions!  Tune in to learn how the Foundation prioritizes land acquisitions, how these […] Read More

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Discover Wapello ~ A Discussion with Archaeologist Phil Millhouse, PhD

October 3 @ 10:30 am - 11:00 am

JDCF will be Live on Facebook with special guest and renowned archaeologist, Phil Millhouse, PhD, at the Wapello Land & Water Reserve, the site of his doctoral field work in 2005. Phil will talk about his initial findings, which contributed to Wapello being placed on the National Register of Historic Places due to its cultural […] Read More

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Meet the Members of GALE ~ A Facebook Live Event

October 15 @ 10:00 am - 10:30 am

We will be Live from the worksite at Horseshoe Mound with members of the Galena Area Land Enthusiasts (GALE), a volunteer group that has been helping our stewardship staff with field work since 2012.  This group of not-so-young guys and gals work year round in all weather conditions battling invasive species, assisting with prescribed burns, […] Read More

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