Young Explorers Summer Camp

Young Explorers Summer Camp

4-H Young Explorers features fun, interactive and educational activities designed to celebrate nature while exploring the beautiful grounds at Klehm Arboretum. Open to all kids ages 9-13, the weekly sessions are led by U of I Extension staff with help from Master...
Boy Scouts

Boy Scouts

2017- 2018 Boy Scout Merit Badge Program Schedule Payment: Payment is due at the time of registration. Your registration is not confirmed until payment is received. You can pay via credit card online or call 815-965-8146 and ask for Carrie. You may also register in...
Nature and Fallen Leaves

Nature and Fallen Leaves

Not only do leaves make trees look beautiful, their importance in sustaining life on this planet cannot be understated. Their bright green appearance in the spring is an indication of the beginning of a new life cycle. In the summer leaves provide much needed shelter...
Indicators of Trunk Decay

Indicators of Trunk Decay

A good indicator of decay is the presence of fungal fruiting structures on the trunk, limbs, or roots.  Fungal fruiting structures come in a variety of shapes such as bracket, hoof, shelf (collectively called conks) and mushrooms (toadstools).  Textures can range from...
Planting Bulbs

Planting Bulbs

Gardeners can find a wide selection of spring bulbs for planting right now. The earlier the bulb goes into the ground the longer it will have to establish before cold soil temperatures arrive. Even if you end up planting spring bulbs with your parka on, the bulbs will...