ForestPreserves WinnebagoCounty

ForestPreserves WinnebagoCounty

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Winnebago County, Illinois  ·  Protecting, conserving, enhancing Winnebago County's natural heritage for the environmental, educational & recreational benefit of present & future generations.
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Flowers are Stupid!  Courtesy of Habitat 2030

Flowers are Stupid! Courtesy of Habitat 2030

Not only did the Buffalo Gourd have an extravagant number of medicinal uses, but mystique, reverence, and fear surrounded it.

Not only did the Buffalo Gourd (Curcurbita foetidissima) have an extravagant number of medicinal uses, but mystique, reverence, and fear surrounded it.

Forest Preserves of Winnebago County volunteers are serious about their butterfly monitoring!  #FPWC #ButterflyMonitors

Forest Preserves of Winnebago County volunteers are serious about their butterfly monitoring! #FPWC #ButterflyMonitors

Doug Taron (Director of the IL Butterfly Monitoring Network/Curator of Biology/VP of Research & Conservation at the Chicago Academy of Sciences) instructs a group at Kieselburg Forest Preserves

Doug Taron (Director of the IL Butterfly Monitoring Network/Curator of Biology/VP of Research & Conservation at the Chicago Academy of Sciences) instructs a group at Kieselburg Forest Preserves

Volunteer at the Forest Preserves of Winnebago County, IL!

Volunteer at the Forest Preserves of Winnebago County, IL!

Executive Director Mike Holan addresses dedicated volunteers at the 2014 Volunteer Appreciation Dinner

Executive Director Mike Holan addresses dedicated volunteers at the 2014 Volunteer Appreciation Dinner

Volunteer Appreciation Dinner - November 2014

Volunteer Appreciation Dinner - November 2014

Fall for the Forest Preserves of Winnebago County, IL - October 11, 2014 at Atwood Homestead Forest Preserve

Fall for the Forest Preserves of Winnebago County, IL - October 2014 at Atwood Homestead Forest Preserve

Bird banding at Sand Bluff Bird Observatory, located at Colored Sands Forest Preserve, part of the Forest Preserves of Winnebago County

We do not know where every species winters or where they go to breed.

Sand Bluff Bird Observatory uses mist-nets for bird banding

5 pcs/Lot Anti-wind 4 m mesh 14 mm Black color diameter Nylon Bird Mist Capture Net for Siskin

Volunteer workday at Oak Ridge Forest Preserve-Seed Collection. Rosinweed, Butterfly Milkweed, Compass Plant, Prairie Dock and much more!  www.wcfpd.org

Volunteer workday at Oak Ridge Forest Preserve-Seed Collection. Rosinweed, Butterfly Milkweed, Compass Plant, Prairie Dock and much more! www.wcfpd.org