Natural Land Institute hosted an open house for the public to visit this preserve. Guests walked on their own or took a guided hike or wagon ride. Ex. Dir., Alan Branagen, led guests along the boardwalk in the fen to talk about the unique plants that grow in that type of soil. Tyler Pellegrini (Restoration Ecologist) talked about the property on the wagon and Laura Helmich (Field Biologist) talked with guests as she led them from the wagon drop off spot to the boardwalk.

 Party on the Prairie Heads South 2017

Photos from our 7th Party on the Prairie fundraiser at Nygren Wetland Preserve in Rockton, Ill. on Sat., July 15, 2017.
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Wildlife at Nygren Wetlands by Michael Descamps

A variety of wildlife can be found at Nygren Wetland Preserve in Rockton, Illinois. We appreciate Michael Descamps sharing his photographs with Natural Land Institute.

Spring Field Botany Day

On May 29th, Mike Jones led a group to several preserves around the area to learn about and look at the intricate details of native plants.

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Nygren Wetland Preserve – This gallery of images from Nygren Wetland shows off the preserve in different seasons, captures wildlife and shows people helping with restoration and preservation work and enjoying the natural areas.

Nieman Marsh

Spring fed Nieman Marsh is located about 2 miles east of Pecatonica and has a variety of natural communities including wet prairie, sedge meadow and deep marsh.

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Lyndon Prairie

The Lyndon-Agnew Prairie Nature Preserve is located 5 miles southwest of Rock Falls along Interstate 88.
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Kyte River Bottoms Land and Water Reserve

Located in Ogle County, southeast of Oregon, Illinois and owned by Natural Land Institute.

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Hanover Bluff

Hanover Bluff is in beautiful rolling hills of northwest Illinois.

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Burr Oak Valley Preserve

Burr Oak Valley Preserve is a natural woodland area north of Roscoe, Illinois owned by Natural Land Institute.
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Wildflower Walkabout Series

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An open house was held at Natural Land Institute’s Lind-McGeachie Preserve on Thu., Sept. 28, 2023 to introduce the public to this natural area that has been a private preserve. It is now open to the public daily from sunrise to sunset at 6100 Fitzgerald Rd., Rockford, IL 61102. The site has trails for hiking through the wooded area and around the pollinator meadow. It is a pet free site and bikes and motor vehicles are not allowed.

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