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  • Habitat Restoration and Stewardship Teams: Moraine Hills State Park & Volo Bog State Natural Area

  • Volunteer Veterans Conservation Corps

  • Of Bogs and Books: March 2020 - May 2020

  • Bird Walks

  • Shutterbugs of Volo Bog

  • Photo Contest - The Winning Picture are up, come by and take a look

  • Bluebird Monitoring - Training Saturday, March 21

  • Avian Art Exhibition and Silent Auction

  • FOVB Annual Native Tree and Shrub Sale

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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

Spring

Bird Walk Schedules

Volo Bog State Natural Area,

McHenry Dam & Chain-o-lakes

Bird Walks at Volo Bog State Natural Area LNCI!   

Saturdays & Sundays      8:00 a.m.    Please reply to register or phone 815-344-1294

March 7; April 26; May 17; More coming

With prairie restorations, woodlands, old fields, marshes and of course Volo Bog itself, VBSNA affords birders the opportunity to see a variety of species - 193 species have been documented on site! Often several species are seen and heard even before even leaving the parking lot. Visit http://ebird.org/ebird/hotspot/L322146 to explore our most recent sightings. Bring binoculars and field guides, or borrow from our leaders. Walk is approximately 3 miles and takes from 2 - 3+ hours with weather and luck in birding. Adults and attentive kids ages 6 and older are welcome. Meet in the main parking lot. Registration is requested at 815-344-1294 or dnr.volobog@illinois.gov  Group size is limited - Walk-ins welcome if space allows but walk may be cancelled if minimum registration is not met 24 hours prior. Co-sponsored, and led by members of, McHenry County Audubon. Visit www.McHenryAudubon.org

VBSNA 33rd Annual Photo Contest

The 2019 - 2020 Winning Pictures are on Display

Our 2019-2020 Best of Show 

Best of Show Winners:

 

Best-of-Show - Peoples’ Choice

Michael Schmitt of Grayslake for “Reddish Egret”

 

Best-of-Show - Judges’ Award

Gary Edwards of Round Lake Beach for “Quiet Reflection”

Additional Information and Entry Form

Looking for Volunteers

2020 Birds in my Neighborhood

Native Tree and Shrub Sale Order Form