Meeting Location Change: May 15 – Pecatonica Wetlands

Wildflower Walkabout: Pecatonica Wetlands Forest Preserve Wednesday, May 15, 2019 Due to flooding at Pecatonica Wetlands Preserve the meeting location for this preserve has been changed to: 17992 Blair Rd. A link to the map location is here. Start time is 6:00 p.m....

Identifying Trees in the Winter can be Hard

Let us help you learn how to identify trees and shrubs in the winter. We have two experts to teach you the basics. They will provide worksheets (really nice cheat sheets!) to guide you along your journey to easy identification. Zach and Melissa Grycan will lead the...

Rain Garden Workshop and Installation

Rain Garden Workshop for Neighborhoods Followed by Hands On Learning Natural Land Institute  (NLI) is partnering with HomeStart, Winnebago County Soil and Water Conservation District, and Second Congregational/First Presbyterian Church to hold a Rain Garden Workshop...

Wildlife Viewing at Milan Bottoms

Milan Bottoms Open for Wildlife Viewing Natural Land Institute will open Milan Bottoms to the public this Saturday, January 27, 2018 to see the amazing wildlife at this preserve privately owned by NLI. It is not normally open to the public so this will be a rare...

Winter Tree and Shrub Identification Workshop

The Natural Land Institute will host the Winter Tree & Shrub Identification Workshop on Saturday, January 13, 2018, 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. The workshop will be led by NLI’s Director of Stewardship, Zach Grycan. Participants will learn how to identify native and...

A Concert by Carrie Newcomer

A Gathering of Spirits and a Festival of Friends: A Concert by Carrie Newcomer Saturday, September 30, 2017 2:00 PM (doors open at 1:00 PM) NLI is pleased to be a Co-Sponsor of this concert. Join us for an afternoon with Carrie Newcomer and “a gathering of spirits and...
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