Making a Yard Home for Pollinators

[email protected] Recognizes Homeowner for Pollinator Friendly Habitat As I waited for Craig Campbell to give me a tour of his yard, which lies in the heart of Rockford, I couldn’t help but notice the number of hickory nuts littering his front yard. Looking up, I...

OAKtober Awareness and Events

Natural Land Institute Hosts Events to Celebrate OAKtober Natural Land Institute (NLI) will celebrate Oak Awareness Month by holding two events in October: Fall Prairie Harvest Day and OAKtober Hike. October has become known as OAKtober in the conservation community...

Congratulations to Winners and Thank You!

Thank you to everyone who participated in Family Nature Adventures this summer. There were 140 registered participants and 23 children who earned a Junior Naturalist badge. Please join us in congratulating the winners of the two drawings that were held after the event...

The Rare Flora of Apple River Canyon

Wild Ones of Rock River Valley To Host Virtual Program featuring Townsend Glade Land & Water Reserve and Apple River Canyon Thursday, May 20, 2021 Online Zoom video presentation Time: 7:00 p.m. Randy Nyboer, former District Natural Heritage Biologist for the...

Thank You Special Projects Donors

A Video Thank you from Kerry Leigh To Donors of Special Projects for Nygren Wetland Preserve Wow! A big THANK YOU to everyone who donated to the Special Projects for Nygren Wetland Preserve through “A Great Beginning” Virtual Fundraiser in December (2020) and the End...

Volunteer Spotlight: Charlie Sturm

Learning More About Our Volunteers In the words of Charlie Sturm NLI Trustee, Marketing & Membership Committee Chair, Event and Stewardship Volunteer I am co-chair of the Membership and Marketing Committee. I started volunteering for NLI in 2006, collecting seeds...
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