Young Explorers Program

Sunday, June 7, 2015 by

Tuesdays 9:00am – 11:00am July 14 – August 4   University of Illinois Extension and Klehm Arboretum & Botanic Garden invite kids ages 6 to 12 to be Young Explorers this summer at Klehm Arboretum, 2715 S. Main St., Rockford. Young Explorers is a new summer program co-sponsored by Klehm Arboretum and U of I Extension. Sessions will be led by U of I Extension staff with help from a Master Gardener, Master Naturalist and Klehm Arboretum volunteers, and will feature fun, interactive and educational activities designed to celebrate nature while exploring the beautiful grounds at Klehm Arboretum. Classes will meet on Tuesday mornings, July 14 through August 4, 2015, from 9 to 11 a.m. Young Explorers may sign up for as few or as many sessions as you wish. Each class costs $5,...

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2014 Annual Report Available

Tuesday, February 10, 2015 by

“Along with the Board of Directors, we extend our sincere appreciation to the individuals, corporations, foundations, and the Forest Preserves of Winnebago County that provided generous funding and support for Klehm’s ongoing operations and endowment. With their help, we have successfully established a solid foundation for our community’s next generation of visionaries”. Stephanie Jacobs                 Dan Riggs Board President                    Executive Director Download  2014 Annual Report PDF...

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Winter Photo Contest

Sunday, February 1, 2015 by

Thank you to all who entered our Winter Photo Contest.  We received 13 entries from 5 individuals, so the contest was not an option.  Rather one of our judges, Hans Rupert from Noir Photo, met with the individuals to critique the shots and offer photography tips to each participant. View photos                        ...

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Wild Ones: Native Plant Sale

Friday, January 30, 2015 by

Klehm would like to share this great community event: Native Woodland Plant Sale The annual Native Woodland Plant Sale, sponsored by the Rock River Valley Chapter of Wild Ones, is beginning just in time for spring. Not only are these native plants a charming addition to the shaded yard, but when properly sited and established, they are tough and carefree, needing neither fertilizer nor constant watering. In addition, native plants provide the food and shelter that butterflies, other insects and humming birds require. Plants offered this year including Wild Geranium, Shooting Star, Wild Ginger, Large-flowered Trillium, Rue Anemone, Blue Cohosh and many more. There is also a great selection of ferns and sedges. An e-form of the sale brochure is available click here for your copy. For a paper copy or to have a copy...

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