WCFPD Open House

Tuesday, May 28, 2013 by

Winnebago County Forest Preserve District to Host Welcome Event for Region’s New Environmental Leaders The Winnebago County Forest Preserve District Board of Commissioners is holding an Open House for all environmental partners to meet and greet the recently appointed Executive Directors of seven nature-related organizations serving Winnebago County. The Open House will be held at Klehm Arboretum on Tuesday, May 28, 2013, from 4:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. The organizations and their Executive Directors are: Burpee Museum of Natural History, Maureen Mall Klehm Arboretum, Dan Riggs Natural Land Institute, Kerry Leigh Nicholas Conservatory, Kelly Moore Rock Cut State Park, Melinda Kitchens Winnebago Boone Farm Bureau, Ann Marie Cain Winnebago County Forest Preserve District, Michael Holan Winnebago County Forest Preserve District Board President, Judy Barnard says WCFPD is hosting the networking event because, “This is an unprecedented time in our community as these new leaders take...

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Memorial Day: Free Admission for Veterans & Their Families...

Monday, May 27, 2013 by

Monday, May 27, 2013 9am to 8pm To honor our servicemen and women, all veterans and their families receive free admission to Klehm Arboretum on Memorial Day. Warm weather means you’ll find many spring and summer flowers in bloom now. Thank you for serving our...

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Close-up: Macro & Micro Photography...

Saturday, May 25, 2013 by

Saturday, May 25, 2013 9am-11am We invite you to take a closer look at the small side of nature. Join Walter Piorkowski, a local photomicroscopist with over 35 years experience, as he teaches the techniques and forms of photography used to capture the smallest subjects in nature. Mr. Piorkowski has received international recognition for his photomicrographic work. In addition to the techniques and software relating to the exciting application of “image stacking,” the presentation will cover photo basics, specialized equipment and lighting. Mr. Piorkowski will give an introduction to the use of the microscope and the making of photomicrographs, plus show some of his work in this field. Don’t miss this fascinating class and the opportunity to capture nature on a new, smaller level. Cost: $5 members/$10...

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National Public Garden Day 2013...

Friday, May 10, 2013 by

Friday, May 10, 2013 9am to 8pm National Public Gardens Day takes place annually on Mother’s Day weekend, an unofficial start of spring and a time when the environment is top of mind. Visit Klehm anytime this weekend to discover and explore our garden, while learning about our commitment to education, research and environmental stewardship. Find out more about National Public Gardens Day. Cost: Free Admission...

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Spring Plant Sale & Preview Sale 2013...

Friday, May 10, 2013 by

May 10-12, 2013 Thousands of annuals, perennials, herbs, wildflowers and unusual plants! Locally-grown   Preview Night Friday May 10 • 5-8 pm Shop early for the best selection of annuals, perennials, herbs, wildflowers and unusual plants. Most plants are from the area’s best gardeners—Klehm members! Preview Night is limited to our indoors location, only. Free to members and plant donors | $6 public.   Spring Plant Sale – Free Admission both Days Saturday, May 11 • 9am – 4pm | Sunday, May 12 • 9am – 2pm Plan to spend time this Mother’s Day weekend shopping for this year’s plants. The Plant Sale expands to include our outdoors location, too. Choose from thousands of colorful plants, including unique varieties from local nurseries. Afterwards, you’re welcome to stroll the beautiful Klehm grounds to see what’s...

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Donation Day May 2013

Tuesday, May 7, 2013 by

Donation Day is the first Tuesday of every month. Bring your friends and family to enjoy the beauty of Klehm. We have two miles of paved paths winding through gardens and arboretum, plus over 2.5 miles of unpaved, woody trails. Friendly, leashed dogs are welcome.  Admission is free and donations of any amount are encouraged. Your support makes a...

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