Buehler Preserve

Thanks to the generosity of former Galena Mayor Robert Buehler and his 1999 land donation, the Jo Daviess Conservation Foundation owns this 25-acre property.

The eastern portion of this parcel contains hilly woodland; the western portion, a flood plain that offers water filtration, flood storage, game and non-game habitat, a prairie restoration, and public open space in close proximity to the city of Galena. The Galena River Trail, a favorite of bikers, hikers, and dog-walkers, extends from the Meeker Street footbridge into the preserve. JDCF maintains a mowed trail around its perimeter. Camping is not permitted.

Upcoming Events

Backyard Birding & Birding 101 – A Virtual Lesson

April 9 @ 10:00 am - 10:30 am

We are all in this together! For a virtual, family-friendly activity outdoors, join JDCF Education & Outreach Manager, Jess Hepker, for the 2nd in our new series of nature-related, educational Facebook Live events. We will be practicing social distancing while discussing birding in your own backyard as our feathered friends return to our area, ushering […] Read More

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Bluebird Monitors & Wannabes – Cancelled

April 16 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Murphy’s Gardens Native Plant Fundraiser Will Be Held Online

April 24 @ 10:00 am - April 25 @ 4:00 pm

Murphy’s Gardens is still hosting a native plant fundraiser for JDCF in April.  Due to COVID-19, this sale will take place online.  Shopping this sale will support both a local business and a local nonprofit! Details to come.  

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iNaturalist Workshop

May 13 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

JDCF  is holding a workshop on how to use the popular nature app, iNaturalist. Jess Hepker, JDCF’s Outreach and Education Manager, will walk through the basics of iNat and show everyone how to make observations with it. By using the iNat app, you can create research quality data for scientists around the world to use. […] Read More

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