The Jo Daviess Conservation Foundation and the Village of Hanover welcome back the Chicago Field Museum!
The Jo Daviess Conservation Foundation and the Village of Hanover are thrilled to announce that the Chicago Field Museum will be returning to the area to host two nights of insect collections in the local area including two JDCF preserves, Wapello Land & Water Reserve and Eagles Nest Land & Water Reserve.
These researchers were so excited by the results from the collections made during the Bio- Blitz last year at Wapello Land and Water Reserve that they have decide to return to the area and expand their research. On the evenings of June 1st and 2nd, the scientists will be visiting Wapello Land and Water Reserve and Eagles Nest Land and Water Reserve, owned by JDCF, as well as the Mississippi Palisades State Park. They will be doing insect collections with black lights and special traps during the night hours.
The Field Museum plans to return at the end of June to finish their collections and at that time would welcome volunteers to join them in their research. If you are interested in being a part of this exciting opportunity, please contact Carrie Haas, Outreach Coordinator at 815.858.9100. The results of these collections will contribute to research and future exhibits at the Field Museum.