Winter Bird Walk

Saturday, January 10, 2015 by

Saturday, January 10, 2015 8:30am – 10:30am Looking for a fun family activity?  This is it!  Get up early and help local bird expert Barb Williams search and listen for native birds in the quiet atmosphere.  She will lead a family-friendly walk to identify the many birds making the arboretum their home.  Visitors can help listen for the distinct sounds and learn the songs and calls of native birds such as an owl, cedar waxwing or black-capped chickadee singing.  Come dressed for the weather and warm up with hot chocolate afterward.  Then, stay and make a bird feeder to attract some of those birds just identified on the walk!  All ages are welcome at this event. Can you identify the bird singing here? Members: Free Non-Members: Included with...

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Klehm Family Day

Saturday, February 22, 2014 by

Saturday, February 22, 2014 10:00am – 2:00pm Our February Family Day will focus on the birds that make Klehm and Northern IL their home in winter.  Each winter the North Central Illinois Ornithological Society (NCIOS) performs a bird count at Klehm and throughout Winnebago, Ogle and Boone counties. Families can go on a scavenger hunt for the birds counted by NCIOS.  After the walk, warm up in the Visitors Center Gallery with hot drinks and cookies. Kids can make and take home bird feeders, work on cardinal bird art and keep busy with other bird-related fun.  If your child has a peanut allergy, please be aware the bird feeder supplies may contain peanuts. We hope to see you and bring your friends! Members: Free Non-Members: Included with admission...

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Guided Bird Walk

Saturday, November 10, 2012 by

Saturday, November 10, 2012 9am-12pm Join the Sinnissippi Audubon Society for a guided bird hike through the arboretum. Their members will use sight and sounds to identify the many birds at Klehm. Everyone is invited to participate. No registration required. If 9 am is too early, late comers are welcome to catch up with the group. The walk is included with general admission. FREE to Klehm members and Audubon Society...

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Snowberry Clearwing (Hummingbird Moth)...

Wednesday, August 3, 2011 by

There’s more to see at Klehm than flowers and trees.  The bugs, birds and mammals which depend on the natural environment add to the visitor experience.  This photo of the Snowberry Clearwing (aka Hummingbird Moth) was captured Tuesday, August 2nd by new member, Sue Paulin.  Visitors often marvel at this unique moth which looks and acts like a cross between a bumblebee and...

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Hummingbird Moth

Wednesday, August 3, 2011 by

There’s more to see at Klehm than flowers and trees.  The bugs, birds and mammals which depend on the natural environment add to the visitor experience.  This photo of the Snowberry Clearwing (aka Hummingbird Moth) was captured Tuesday, August 2nd by new member, Sue Paulin.  Visitors often marvel at this unique moth which looks and acts like a cross between a bumblebee and...

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Cedar Waxwing

Friday, July 29, 2011 by

The Cedar Waxwing preferes wooded areas in nothern states and Canada.  While most flock South in the winter, many stay at Klehm year-round.  Visitors can find a variety of birds at Klehm in winter months.  The many evergreens and food sources offer them enough resources to survive the...

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