Events

Bluebird Monitoring 101

Galena Territory Assocation Social Hall 2000 Territory Drive, Galena, IL, United States

In partnership with the Jo Daviess Wild Ones, JDCF staff and volunteers will give an overview of what you need to know to care for and monitor an Eastern bluebird box. By the end of the workshop you will have the knowledge to become a volunteer monitor for JDCF’s Bluebird Recovery Program, or simply enjoy […]

Conservation Conversation 2024 – JDCF Winter Reading Book Club

Announcing JDCF's reading list for Winter 2024 online book discussion. To honor our mission statement, and in recognition of the 100th anniversary of The Upper Mississippi River National Wildlife and Fish Refuge, our reading and discussion has focused on land, water, and The Driftless Area. The final book in our series is: The Driftless Reader, […]

Invitation to Attend NW Illinois Audubon Birding Trip

Join us as we look for migrating waterfowl on the Mississippi River south of Savanna. Usually a wide variety of both diving and dabbling ducks can be observed, with males in their colorful breeding plumage. We also should see grebes, pelicans, eagles, geese and some songbirds. Hopefully we’ll spot some cranes and swans, as well. […]

Birding Basics for Youth Workshop

Schurmeier Teaching Forest 147 E Reusch Road, Elizabeth, IL

Join members of 4H and JDCF for birding 101, a program for kids ages 8-18. From an overview on how to properly use binoculars to learning what field marks and behaviors to look for, participants will leave the event feeling more confident in their birding skills and excited to get back out in the field […]

Spring Wildflower Walk

Mississippi Palisades State Park 16327A, Savanna, I

White trillium, bluebells, and the rare and endangered red trillium blanket Mississippi Palisades State Park in late April. Experience the magic of these stunning plants along with many other wildflowers at their peak on a guided hike in the woods and along the Park’s riverside bluffs. The walk will be led by JDCF’s Director of […]

JDCF Annual Frog Walk

Meeker Street Footbridge

One of the first signs of spring is the sound of frogs waking up and calling. Bring the kids down to learn about what the frogs they are hearing. After a short walk down the Galena River Trail towards the Buehler Reserve, families will have a chance to try to find and catch the frogs […]

Popcorn & Program Speaker Event: 100 Years of the Upper Miss National Wildlife & Fish Refuge

Galena Territory Assocation Social Hall 2000 Territory Drive, Galena, IL, United States

“1924 to 2024: 261 River Miles and 244,000 acres of wetland habitat, protected for 100 years.” Ed Britton, Wildlife Refuge Manager, will present the amazing and ongoing conservation story of the Upper Mississippi River National Wildlife and Fish Refuge, the longest, most visited (by people and wildlife) Refuge in the lower 48, and next-door neighbor […]

River Watch Training

Rutherford Refuge at Twin Bridges 9532 E Twin Bridges Road, Warren, IL

Location: Warren, IL High School Cafeteria moving to Rutherford Refuge at Twin Bridges Nature Preserve for field demonstration. Become certified as a River Watch community scientist and learn how to monitor water quality in your local streams! Volunteers will learn to survey habitat an aquatic life, focusing on species like dragonfly nymphs, beetle larva, midges, […]

$50

National Association for Interpretation Certified Interpretive Guide Training

Elizabeth Community Center 402 West Street, Elizabeth, Ilinois

The nationally recognized Certified Interpretive Guide (CIG) program is designed for anyone who wants to learn more about how to develop and lead interpretive programs. This course will introduce you to the history, definitions, and principles of interpretation. During the course, you will develop a program outline and deliver a 10-minute thematic presentation, all with […]

$235
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