Friends of Hackmatack

 
Upcoming 2017 Calendar of Events: 
Printable 2017 Calendar
International Migratory Bird Day Celebrations
Saturday, April 29, 7:30 am-Noon
Sunday, April 30, Activities at two locations, 7:30 am-4 pm 
Bird Day Celebration
at Lost Valley Visitor Center


Saturday, April 29, 2017
7:30 AM to Noon

Lost Valley Visitor Center at Glacial Park Route 31 & Harts Rd, Ringwood, IL
7:30-10:30 am- Birdbanding 
U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service biologists will be capturing songbirds in mist nets, recording their vitals, banding a leg and releasing them. Come see this amazing activity with these delicate birds.
8 am-Noon Many fun, family-friendly activities to learn more about birds, including an Itty-Bitty Bird Walk, JeopBirdy, Great Migration Challenge. You win prizes for the activities you complete!
Bird Day Celebration
at Turner Tract, Genoa City WI


Sunday, April 30, 2017
7:30 AM- 2:30 PM

Ducks Unlimited's Turner Tract
N541 County Highway H
Genoa City, WI (look for the birdbanding
sign on the west side of the road.)
 7:30-10:30 am- Birdbanding
U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service biologists will again be capturing, banding and releasing songbirds. Come see this amazing activity at this new Hackmatack site in Wisconsin.

10:30 am-2:30 pm- Conservation Workday
After enjoying the birdbanding, join us in pulling invasive garlic mustard from the beautiful woodland on this site. Wear long pants and sleeves, Bring bug spray, your water bottle and gloves.
Bird Day Celebration at Volo Bog
Sunday, April 30, 2017        Noon- 4 PM
Volo Bog, 28748 W Brandenburg Rd, Ingleside, IL
 U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service biologists will be there capturing, banding and releasing songbirds. There will be plenty of activities for all ages to learn more about birds including learning to use binoculars and spotting scopes. You can win prizes for the activities you complete.
These activities are presented through a collaboration of Friends of Hackmatack NWR, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, McHenry County Conservation District, Friends of Volo Bog and the Illinois Department of Natural Resources.
 
All FOH Board Meetings and Friends Gatherings are at Lost Valley Visitor Center (LVVC) in Glacial Park, Rt. 31 & Harts Rd, Ringwood, IL unless otherwise noted.
 
Land Protection Growth:
Larger Map in pdf