Rockton Pelican Fest 2024

Rockton Pelican Fest is a celebration of the American White Pelicans migrating through the Rockton area and Nygren Wetland Preserve, the Rock River, wildlife and other natural assets surrounding Rockton, and promotes the local retail shops, eateries, and arts and...

OAKtober Hike 2023

Join us for a guided walking tour at 1:30 p.m. that lasts about an hour and a half. Hikers will be led by NLI Staff through the hilly natural areas that include oak savannas, as well as restored and remnant prairies of Burr Oak Valley Nature Preserve. They will also...

OAKtober and the Oaks of the Winnebago County Region

October is OAK Awareness Month in Illinois: “OAKtober” By Alan Branhagen, Executive Director, Natural Land Institute Oaks are the most important tree to the forests, woodlands and savannas of our area (and almost every place they are found). Their mast of...

Lost Flora Fen Open House

The Open House at Lost Flora Fen on Raccoon Creek was held on Sat., Oct. 7, 2023 on a beautiful, crisp, fall day. Guests were treated to refreshments, wagon rides and guided tours. Thank you to Illinois Clean Energy Community Foundation for suppporting this event with...

Tour at Beach Cemetery Prairie Nature Preserve

Kick-off IL Nature Preserves weekend with an inspiring walk in the region of historical Nature Preserve advocate, George Fell. This is the 60th anniversary of the establishment of Illinois Nature Preserves and Natural Land Institute is pleased to be a part of this...
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