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Rockford, 61103
(815) 877-6100 www.winnebagoforest.org

March 2019

Species Spotlight: Calling Frog Survey

March 2 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am
FPWC Headquarters, 5500 Northrock Drive
Rockford, 61103
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FPWC Headquarters One of the early signs of spring is the sound of chorusing frogs as they call from wetlands throughout the region. And with only a handful of frog and toad species in the area, the Calling Frog Survey is an easy way to get involved as a citizen scientist, collecting field data about these amphibians. Attend this informative session to learn to identify native frogs and toads by their distinctive calls, and find out whether the Calling Frog…

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Species Spotlight: Bat Monitoring

March 23 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
FPWC Headquarters, 5500 Northrock Drive
Rockford, 61103
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FPWC Headquarters Bats are important—if underappreciated—members of our ecological community. Because they are nocturnal they often escape our attention. If you are curious about these night-flying mammals, join local naturalist and citizen scientist Barbara Williams for a closer examination of the several species of bats that occur in Winnebago County. And learn how you might get involved in monitoring these fascinating creatures. Guided group bat monitoring field sessions using the echometer will be offered for  volunteers and the public throughout the…

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Species Spotlight: Grassland Birds

March 23 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
FPWC Headquarters, 5500 Northrock Drive
Rockford, 61103
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FPWC Headquarters Despite its nickname, the “Prairie State” now has less than 0.01% of its pre-European settlement prairie. This dramatic loss of northern Illinois original landscape has had a devastating impact on the birds that depend on them. Learn about the importance of our local restored prairies and grasslands to migrating and nesting grassland bird species. Jennifer Kuroda, president of Sinnissippi Audubon, will give an overview on the status of our native grassland birds and announce a new monitoring program to collect…

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Species Spotlight: Bluebird Nest Box Monitoring

March 23 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
FPWC Headquarters, 5500 Northrock Drive
Rockford, 61103
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FPWC Headquarters  Catching sight of the Eastern Bluebird used to be a rare occurrence in this region, but thanks in part to the installation of nesting boxes, Bluebirds have been making a comeback. Would you like to learn more about these beautiful creatures? Would you like to be one of those folks who gets to tend the nest boxes and collect information about the birds’ nesting success?! Pre-register for this session online by clicking HERE no later than Wednesday, March 20th if you…

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April 2019

Species Spotlight: Bumblebees

April 6 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am
FPWC Headquarters, 5500 Northrock Drive
Rockford, 61103
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FPWC Headquarters Bumblebees and other native pollinators are in dire straits so it is important that we collect population data that can be used to help conserve these important species. BeeSpotter is a collaboration between citizen scientists and the professional science community through a web-based portal at the University of Illinois. To learn more about this program and how you could get involved as a BeeSpotter, join local naturalist Barbara Williams for this fascinating educational program. Pre-register online by clicking HERE no…

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Species Spotlight: Odonata

April 6 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
FPWC Headquarters, 5500 Northrock Drive
Rockford, 61103
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FPWC Headquarters Dragonflies and damselflies represent a most ancient order of insects, the Odonata. Fierce predators and elegant fliers, the odonata are fascinating and beautiful. Attend this morning session to learn about these magnificent organisms, and perhaps prepare to start monitoring them, yourself. , Esteemed local naturalist and citizen scientist Barbara Williams will  provide an overview of the dragonflies and damselflies in our area and then tell you about the fun and challenge of identifying and tracking these amazing insects.…

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