Friends of the Hanover Land & Archaeological Reserve

small logoThis grassroots, civic organization promotes, develops, and interprets the natural and archaeological resources of Wapello Land & Water Reserve, a JDCF-owned property located just south of downtown Hanover, Illinois. Help is always needed to battle invasive plant species, clear trails, and prepare for events such as the Prairie Fest, which takes place in July.  Meetings are held the first Tuesday of the month at the Hanover Township Park District.  All are welcome!

De-barking dates set.

We would like to schedule the following dates for our de-barking activities at Wapello.  The good news we discovered at today’s workday is that dried logs (spent drying over the winter) are twice as fast to de-bark!

  • June 25
  • July 23
    August 20
    September 24
    October 8 & 22

Upcoming Events

Potluck & Program – Photojournaling with Insects

June 1 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Galena Cellars Vineyard

Entomologists, explorers, and photojournalists Michael Jeffords and Susan Post will present “Photojournaling with Insects,” featuring stunning close-up photographs of insects in the beauty of their natural surroundings.  Their talk will include photos and commentary from their book “Exploring Nature in Illinois,” a guide to natural areas throughout the state that are well worth a day […] Read More

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Insects of the Night – At Night!

June 4 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Wapello Land and Water Reserve

New event!  Bring the entire family and join JDCF and Field Museum staff for an evening of exploring insects of the night.  You might be surprised at what we find!  The event is free and RSVP’s are not required.

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Experience Gateway Park – A Walking Tour

June 6 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Galena Gateway Park

Join JDCF and Field Museum staff for a guided tour of Galena Gateway Park.  The walk will take place on mowed trails over rolling terrain.  We will meet in the parking lot off of Powderhouse Hill Rd at 1:00 PM.  The event is free and RSVP’s are not required.

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A Chorus of Insects: Poetry, Prose, Music

June 9 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Save the date for this joint fundraiser with the Galena Center for the Arts.  Details to follow.

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