Lincoln Park District day campers learn about pheasants

at Helfrich's pheasant hatchery

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[July 10, 2012]     Send a link to a friend

This summer, in lieu of a swimming pool, the Lincoln Park District has come up with some fun, educational and interesting ways for kids to get out in the fresh air and enjoy time with each other.

Among the several "field trips" on the agenda this summer was a trip to Helfrich's pheasant hatchery.

Pictures by Sam Wood

Helfrich Game Propagation Center employees demonstrate to day campers how they sort and package pheasant chicks.

Helfrich Game Propagation Center employee Jeff Algood explains the life cycle of a pheasant.




Jeff Algood describes the complexities of incubating pheasant eggs.

Awesome Afternoon Adventures campers learn about the harvesting of pheasant eggs at the Helfrich Game Propagation Center.


Helfrich Game Propagation Center pheasant grazing area in rural Lincoln, near Madigan State Park. Helfrich is the second-largest pheasant hatchery in North America.

Campers learn about the area where adult pheasants graze.









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