Monarchs Need Your Help!

What? Why? According to Monarch Watch the 2023-2024 overwintering eastern Monarch butterfly population was down 59.3% from the previous year and is the second lowest population ever recorded. Monarchs face many threats. In addition to their own natural predators there...

Book Signing Meet and Greet with Alan Branhagen

Meet NLI’s new Executive Director, Alan Branhagen, and get your book written by him signed. Alan is author of three books: Midwest Native Plant Primer, Native Plants of the Midwest, and The Gardener’s Butterfly Book. Bring your copy of Alan’s book(s) or buy one...

Family Nature Adventures

Discover Nature All Around You! Kids earn a Junior Naturalist Badge. 13 Learning Stations. Family Fun. Guided Prairie Tours. Wagon Rides. Bring the whole family, come with grandkids, or come on your own to this free family friendly event that will get you exploring...

Healthy Lifestyle, Healthy Environment

Certified Conservation@Home NLI Trustee, Mark Luthin, visited the Kessler/Hachmeister home on Sep. 9, 2020 and certified their yard as a Conservation@Home site. Here is what he said about his visit: It’s easy to rely on Google Maps to locate an address, following the...
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