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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



Bluebird Monitors Training Workshop

Training Saturday March 21, 1:00 - 3:00 PM 

Registration is limited; please email or phone 815-344-1294

Photo by Mike Schmitt


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 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  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

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