Congratulations to the winners of the Friends of the KVR 2016 Annual Photography Contest!  The Friends of the KVR appreciate all who entered and voted. This years winners are: Adult Division Winner, Timothy Hansel (left) –  “Campsite K Milky Way”   Student Division Winner, Caelum Grant (right) – “Rocks of the Woods”         … Continue reading PHOTO CONTEST WINNERS

Posted on: March 13, 2017

Friend Members Launch KVR Lichens Website

We are “likin’ lichens” at the KVR and we’d like you to join us.  Check out our new website and blog for information on lichens, our citizen science lichen survey project and how you can be involved, beautiful lichen pictures, and more. Started by KVR Friend members and Master Naturalists Susan Cushing and Marylou LaMonda, the … Continue reading Friend Members Launch KVR Lichens Website

Posted on: December 29, 2015



2017 Earth Day Poetry Contest

  The Friends of the Kickapoo Valley Reserve held a nature poetry contest for grades 3rd-8th in recognition of Earth Day.  Ninety two entries were received.  A panel of judges selected twenty-two “Poets of Merit” and those students were asked to read their poems at the at the annual Spring Fling on 4/29/17.  Over 100 people were … Continue reading 2017 Earth Day Poetry Contest

Posted on: May 1, 2017

2017 SPRING FLING (click for more info)

Mark your Calendar! Spring Fling April 29th, 2017 3-7:00 Hikes! Lectures! Fly Casting, Hula Hooping, Llamas! Great meal from 4:30-6:30 Youth Poets of Merit Reading! Silent Auction and Raffle Star gazing at 8:00 PM

Posted on: March 13, 2017


EARTH DAY POETRY CONTEST! For Grades 3-4; 4-5; 6-7 Submit any type of poem with a nature theme (weather, seasons, animals, plants, water, night sky, etc.) Participation ribbons to all entrants; Poets of Merit selected from each age group Winning poems will be read during the KVR Spring Fling Saturday, April 29 and posted on the … Continue reading 2017 EARTH DAY POETRY CONTEST!

Posted on: February 25, 2017