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Live Raptor Show: Eagles of Illinois

Live Raptor Show: Eagles of Illinois

Saturday, February 26:  Note date change 2 Showings:  11 AM & 1:30 PM Prairieview Education Center 2112 Behan Rd. Crystal Lake, IL See eagles in person at this indoor event hosted by the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service and McHenry County...

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National Wild Refuge Week

National Wild Refuge Week

October 9 - 16, 2021 National Wildlife Refuge Week, observed the second full week of October each year, celebrates the great network of lands and waters that conserves and protects Americans’ precious wildlife heritage. The Refuge System, managed...

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The Big Sit 2021

The Big Sit 2021

Sunday, October 10, 2021 7 AM - 5 PM, Activities throughout the day Back Patio at Lost Valley Visitor Center Glacial Park 6705 State Rte. 31 Ringwood, IL The concept is simplicity itself: find a good place for bird watching and count all the bird...

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Monarch Mania Family Fun Fair 2021

Monarch Mania Family Fun Fair 2021

Sunday, August 15, 2021 12:30 PM - 4 PM Free Family Fun Fair Crystal Lake Park District Main Beach Pavilion (rain or shine!) Free Admission to Beach for all Fair Goers You are invited to the 7th Annual Monarch Family Fun Fair. Migrate to the beach...

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Summer Gathering

Summer Gathering

Tuesday, June 8, 2021 5:30 PM Village of Spring Grove Hatchery Park 2314 Hatchery Rd, Spring Grove You are invited to join fellow Friends of Hackmatack NWR members for a tour of Spring Grove's Hatchery Park. Located at the site of the first...

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Spring Gathering 2021: Orchids in Our Midst

Spring Gathering 2021: Orchids in Our Midst

Tuesday, March 9, 2021 Virtual Friends Gathering via Zoom Gather 6:30, Program 7:00 PM   Orchids are considered indicator species of habitat quality, and generally are rare throughout their range, yet the orchid family is one of the two...

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Latino Conservation Week

Latino Conservation Week

Self-Guided Tour at Hackmatack NWR July 19 - 26, 2020 Turner Tract N541 Co. Trunk H Genoa City, WI In celebration of Latino Conservation Week, the Friends of Hackmatack National Wildlife Refuge invites Latino families (and all other individuals and...

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Hackmatack NWR Featured in Northwest Quarterly Live

Hackmatack NWR Featured in Northwest Quarterly Live

Photo from Northwest Quarterly Live, by David C. Olson For well over a century, Chicago-area residents have been drawn to the wilderness as a refuge from stressful city life. And in the northern collar counties, many residents are familiar with...

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In Search of Eagles 2020

In Search of Eagles 2020

Saturday, February 15, 2020 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM In Search of Eagles in the Wild Join us at any of four locations: Fox River Dams and Lake Geneva at Fontana. Bring your binoculars or share ours. We'll also have spotting scopes and fun activities for...

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