- 60th Anniversary Celebration Dinner
- Family Nature Day
- Party On The Prairie
- Nygren Wetlands
- Spring Field Botany Day
- Nygren Wetland Preserve
- Nieman Marsh
- Lyndon Prairie
- Kyte River
- Hanover Bluff
- Burr Oak
- Wildflower Walkabout Series
60th Anniversary Celebration Dinner
NLI celebrated 60 years of protecting natural areas on Tuesday, March 13, 2018. The guest speaker was Alan Branhagen, author of Native Plants of the Midwest. Debra Carey, Executive Director of Dixon Park District, received the George and Barbara Fell Award that recognizes outstanding land conservation leadership and accomlishments. The Tom Flanigan Jazz Group from Chicago provided musical entertainment. A silent auction helped raise funds to support the mission of NLI. Kerry Leigh, Executive Director, highlighted the past 60 years and shared plans for the future. All photos by Jill Kennay.
Family Nature Day 2017
Kids to adults enjoyed exploring 11 learning stations scattered among the prairies and wetlands at Nygren Wetland Preserve on Sat., June 24, 2017. Kids earned a Nygren Wetland Junior Naturalist Badge if they got their passport stamped from at least 6 learning stations.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Kyte River Bottoms Land and Water Reserve
Located in Ogle County, southeast of Oregon, Illinois and owned by Natural Land Institute.
Hanover Bluff is in beautiful rolling hills of northwest Illinois.