Friends of Hackmatack

Join us for the Big Sit!
Saturday, October 8, 2016
7:30 AM - 7:30 PM

Powers-Walker House
at Glacial Park Ringwood, IL
Take Harts Rd off of Rt. 31
just south of Richmond, IL
and follow the signs
to the Powers-Walker House
Bring a lawn chair and your binoculars
and stay a spell! We'll have coffee and donuts in the early hours and snacks throughout the day.

Feel free to bring some food to share.
Join in the fun for as little or long as you like anytime on Saturday.
The concept is simplicity itself: find a good place for bird watching, sit in one spot and count all the bird species you see or hear.

The Big Sit is an international birdwatching event when folks around the world create 17 ft. diameter circles all over the world, including Guatemala, India, the Netherlands, England, Vietnam, and New Zealand.
Celebrate National Wildlife Refuge Week at our October Friends Gathering!
Photo credit: Lincoln Park Zoo
Tuesday
October 11, 2016
7-9 PM

Lost Valley Visitor Center at Glacial Park Ringwood, IL
Take Harts Rd off Rt. 31 just south of Richmond, IL and follow the signs to the Lost Valley Visitor Center
National Wildlife Refuge week is October 9-15 Celebrate with Friends of Hackmatack National Wildlife Refuge
at our October
Friends Gathering!
Hackmatack NWR Refuge Manager John Rogner of the USFWS will say a few words about the US Fish and Wildlife Service and the National Wildlife Refuge system. Wildlife Biologist Cindi Jablonski with talk about the McHenry County Conservation District's work with the Lincoln Park Zoo on a smooth green snake recovery plan. Read more HERE
Upcoming 2016 Calendar of Events: 
Printable 2016 Calendar
November 8        FOH Board Meeting

December 10      In Search of Eagles Event

December 13      FOH Gathering and Annual Meeting
 
Land Protection Growth:
Larger Map in pdf