October at Jubilee Farm

Every month at Jubilee Farm gives reason to celebrate the goodness of all creation. October is no exception. Three special events highlighted our October days:

 

Professor Tony Rothering explains the method of bird banding.
Blue Jay
Gray Cat Bird

 

 

 

 

Bird Banding, October 7, 2018

Tony Rothering, Professor of Biology at Lincoln Land College, returned to Jubilee Farm with his crew and demonstrated the how’s and why’s of bird banding. Thirty-eight birds representing 17 different species were banded and released. This was a day of education, awe and wonder for all ages.

 

Bill Irvin holds the Proclamation.
Everyone took part in the tree planting.
Sister Suzanne puts the finishing touches on the newly planted tree.

 

 

 

 

Bill Irvin Day, October 12, 2018

For 13 years Bill Irvin has been a faithful volunteer at Jubilee Farm.  During the growing season he has brought other volunteers to work in the gardens with Sister Suzanne.  Bill will soon be retiring and moving out of state.  In gratitude, October 12, 2018 was proclaimed “Bill Irvin Day at Jubilee Farm.”  Pictures show and Autumn Blaze Maple tree being planted in Bill’s honor.

Volunteers at Work!
In the thick of it.
Thank you to all the volunteers!

 
Restoration Workday at the Farm, October 13, 2018

Nate Hoyle, Students from the University of Illinois Biology Club, and other friends of Jubilee Farm arrived early in the morning on Saturday, October 13. Throughout the day they removed brush and planted over 100 tree seedlings.  Their work is part of the Jubilee Farm Restoration Plan which Nate oversees. They were treated to a homemade meal prepared by Sister Anita.

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