Volo Bog Boardwalk

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Note:  We Have a New Email Address


The old address, FOVB@mydb3.com is no longer active

Avian Art at Volo Bog SNA

Submission Considered February 21 - March 31

Exhibiting April 4-May 31

Artists Reception May 31, 12:30-2:30PM

Bird in my Neighborhood

Call for Volunteers!

Follow the link for additional information

Visit the

Tamarack Shop

Bluebird Monitors Training Workshop

Training Saturday

March 21, 1:00 - 3:00 PM 

Registration is limited; please email dnr.volobog@illinois.gov

 or phone 815-344-1294

Photo by Mike Schmitt

Photo contest Winners


The 2020 Application for 2 - $1000 scholarships is here!

Applications are due March 31. 2020.

Bogs and Books

Check our our Winter selections.

  • March 14: Adventure Gap

  • April 11: Grandma Gatewood's Walk

  • May 9: A Dance With Cranes

Bird Walks

Volo Bog  State Natural Area & McHenry Dam

8:00 AM ~11:00 AM.

For Beginning and experienced birders alike.

Click Learn more for dates, sponsors and leaders.

Habitat Restoration

Moraine Hills State Park, 9:30-Noon

VBSNA, 9:30-Noon

Learn more for 2020 dates.

Volunteer Veterans Conservation Corps

*Different Generations

*Different Conflicts

*One Common Cause: Protection & Enhancing our Natural Environment

Note: Rescheduled Date: SUNDAY, February 23   10 am – 11:30 am  Saving Tarboo Creek: One Family’s Quest to Heal the Land by Scott Freeman

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Friends of Volo Bog  operates solely on your donations and dedication of our loyal band of volunteers.

Please follow the link and click on the donation button to donate. Thank you!


Friends of Volo Bog is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to the preservation of Volo Bog through education & citizen awareness.


Volo Bog & Moraine Hills Park has exciting volunteer opportunities available.

Volunteer and make a difference! - Please Inquire:

  • Join a Friends’ Board – openings on both Friends of Volo Bog and Friends of Moraine Hills State Park boards

  • Docents & Bog Naturalists at VBSNA once-a-month on weekends; training February 22 & March 7

  • Youth Program Naturalists at VBSNA – once-a-week on Wednesdays or Thursdays; Training March 19 & 25

  • Bluebird Monitors for VBSNA, MHSP, and other locations in McHenry & Lake Counties, training March 21

  • Volunteer Veterans Conservation Corps at VBSNA & MHSP

  • Habitat Restoration & Stewardship Team at VBSNA & MHSP

  • Adopt-a-Road at VBSNA resumes in March

Planning a Visit to the Bog

The Visitor Center is open Wednesday - Sunday from 

9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

There are times when staff/volunteers are not available and hours may change on short notice