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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Photo Contest

Saturday, December 27, 2014 by

Winter 2015 Amateur Photography Contest Photography contest runs December 1, 2014 – February 28, 2015 Winners announced in March 2015 Rules The Klehm Arboretum & Botanic Garden (KABG) Winter 2014 Amateur Photography Contest (“the contest”) is open to all participants except employees of KAGB and professional photographers. All photos must be taken at KABG in December 2014 through February 28, 2015. Digital photographs should be delivered in JPEG format with 2,048 pixels for the long edge. Your Rights You will retain all rights to any photograph you submit-including ownership if applicable-other than those rights licensed in the next sentence. By entering the contest, you hereby grant to KABG (i) a nonexclusive, worldwide, irrevocable, royalty-free license to reproduce, distribute, publicly display and publicly perform the photographs you submit to KABG, and (ii) the right to...

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Year-End Giving

Friday, December 26, 2014 by

Your thoughtful, caring gift is an investment in the lives of thousands of people for whom Klehm is a place to gather, learn and enjoy the natural world. Please consider Klehm Arboretum & Botanic Garden in your year-end giving. Thank you for supporting Klehm as we help transform the image of Rockford’s southern gateway. There are great things to come! Yes, I will help support Klehm Arboretum!   Photo courtesy Tanya Eggert  ...

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Winter Photo Walk

Saturday, February 15, 2014 by

Saturday, February 15, 2014 9:00am Improve your photography skills while making new friends! Come out and join the Rockford Photo Club take a leisurely winter stroll.  It will be a great opportunity to get out and about with your camera, have fun, discuss all things photography, meet new people and enjoy the grounds at Klehm.  Please note a Klehm representative will not be present to answer grounds questions. Members: Free Non-Members: Included with admission Purchase a...

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Horticulture for the Holidays

Saturday, December 7, 2013 by

Saturday, December 7, 2013 8:00 am Registration 8:15 am Keynote Speaker 9:30 am Session 1 Workshop 11:00 am Session 2 Workshop University of Illinois Extension brings its annual winter event, “Horticulture for the Holidays,” to Klehm Arboretum on Saturday, Dec. 7th. The cost to attend is $25 per person, which covers materials and instruction for three make-and-take workshops that incorporate the garden and nature with a seasonal twist. Join U of I Extension horticulture educator, Candice Miller, as she demonstrates various ways to use evergreens from your own backyard for seasonal decor around your home. Candice will also demonstrate how to use a basic grapevine form to make a unique wreath.  This will be followed by a hands-on workshop where you will make your own holiday grapevine wreath to take home! Session 1 Workshop: Dried Herb and Floral Sachets by...

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Flute Club of Rockford Holiday Performance...

Saturday, December 7, 2013 by

Saturday, December  7th, 2013 12:00 pm – 1 pm Come to Klehm for a holiday performance by the Flute Club of Rockford.  Enjoy hot chocolate and cookies as their flute choir performs holiday music at the Visitors Center.  This event is open to the public and included with the regular garden admission.  Free to Klehm...

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