Family Nature Adventures

June 10 - August 10 Free to participate Discover and experience nature together. Every Wednesday, June 10 through July 1, visit Natural Land Institute’s website to find new interactive activities. Fall in love with nature, discover your outdoor surroundings, spend...

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Bald Hill Prairie – Wildflower Walkabout

This week's virtual Wildflower Walkabout Bald Hill Prairie Preserve Byron Forest Preserve District This Preserve has endangered wooly milkweed, several recently restored bur oak savannas and is home to the Big Tree Champion for the State of Illinois, an Eastern...

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Invite Nature to Your Yard Webinar

Chicago Living Corridors presents this first webinar, titled “Invite Nature to Your Yard,” on June 17, 7 - 8 p.m., as part of its 2020 webinar series. Chicago Living Corridors works to expand native habitat by engaging private landowners, connecting natural areas, and...

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Monarch Hotline

Monarch Hotline     Got questions about raising Monarch butterflies? Need milkweed seeds or planting instructions? Can’t decide what plants to plant? Want to start a prairie? Call Kay! Kay MacNeil is your Monarch Hotline Girl. She has pretty packets of milkweed seeds,...

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Explore 20 in 2020 Challenge

815 Outside Issues Challenge: #Explore20in2020 The #Explore20in2020 Challenge is a friendly competition inviting local residents to visit 20 local parks, preserves, trails and outdoor attractions, document their visits on social media, and qualify for great prize...

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This Week’s Wildflower Walkabout – May 27, 2020

Watch for this week’s virtual Wildflower Walkabout Wed., May 27 at 6 p.m. with the featured location at Cedar Cliff Forest Preserve led by Mike Groves and John Peterson of the Forest Preserves of Winnebago County.  Click HERE to watch the video. Find the virtual...

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May is Wetlands Month

Nygren Wetland Preserve Since 1991 our nation has celebrated American Wetlands Month in May as a way to bring attention to the important role they play in our everyday lives. There are wetlands in every state of the U.S. You don’t need to travel far to see one,...

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Native Plant Sale

Wild Ones - Rock River Valley Chapter is holding their annual spring native plant sale Fri., May 15, 3-7 p.m., and  Sat., May 16, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. at 4601 Paulson Rd., (take Paladin Parkway from E. Riverside Blvd.), Caledonia, Illinois. No need to preorder. Just stop...

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Wildflower Walkabout Schedule

2020 Wildflower Walkabout We're pleased to bring you our annual Wildflower Walkabout series in partnership with Severson Dells Nature Center. Over the years these guided walking tours through area preserves have provided wonderful opportunities to learn about the...

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Strengthen Your Community, Make An Impact Locally

Dear Friend, Today, May 5, 2020, people all around the world are coming together to tap into the power of human connection and strengthen communities at the grassroots level. Will you be one of them? Natural Land Institute is participating in this global day of...

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