NLI and Save Bell Bowl Prairie at Boone County Fair

Natural Land Insitute hosted an information booth about NLI and Bell Bowl Prairie at the Boone County Fair this week (Aug 9 – 14, 2022). We had kids activities and talked to people about the effort to save Bell Bowl Prairie. We invited people to fill out...

Fran Harty Receives the 2022 George and Barbara Fell Award

Natural Land Institute was pleased to present the George and Barbara Fell Award to Fran Harty at the Party on the Prairie Rocks fundraiser held at Nygren Wetland Preserve (Rockton, Ill.) on July 16, 2022. The award recognized outstanding leadership and accomplishments...

Ed Foster [email protected]

Cup plant, compass plant, rosinweed, senna, butterflyweed, and the largest lead plant (call Guinness!) I’ve ever seen greeted me as I walked up to Ed Foster’s door. Centered in the front yard of an average-sized Rockford city lot, Ed’s “island” of native plants...

Randy and Jessie Crow Mermel [email protected]

Before reaching the driveway, I knew immediately that I had come to the right place. Looking to my left, I saw purple and yellow coneflowers, black-eyed Susans and a number of other native species of prairie plants. Pulling into the driveway of Randy and Jessie Crow...

Paige Fitton and son Billy [email protected]

Natural Land Institute had an opportunity to certify the Fitton’s yard with beautiful natural landscaping for the [email protected] program in July. When you notice the native grass like little bluestem and the native butterflyweed growing, it becomes very inviting...
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