Three Billion Birds Gone – A Presentation by Doug Stotz, Senior Conservation Ecologist, Keller Science Action Center, Field Museum

Doug was scheduled to be our Keynote Speaker at our Annual Meeting in March but, like so many others, we had to cancel the event due to the pandemic.  Doug is a senior ecologist in the Keller Science Action Center at the Chicago Field Museum.  After earning his bachelor’s degree in biology at University of Arizona he went on to earn his PhD in evolutionary biology from University of Chicago in 1990. He is a leading expert on the effects of Climate Change on bird populations and he was quoted extensively in the Chicago Tribune front page expose’ last fall titled: Three Billion Birds Gone.

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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