OAKtober Hike 2024

Take a guided walking tour with Natural Land Institute staff at NLI’s 109-acre Lind-McGeachie Preserve to see and learn about oak trees, oak habitat and other natural features of this site. It’s the perfect way to celebrate OAKtober – Oak Awareness...

Rockton Pelican Fest 2024

2024 Rockton Pelican Fest Brochure Map     Celebrate World Migratory Bird Day and the annual return of the American White Pelicans with other migrating birds to the Rock River region when you attend Rockton Pelican Fest, Sat., May 18, 2024, 10 a.m. – 4:00...

May Tree of the Month: NLI’s Legacy Tree Program

NLI’s Legacy Tree Program announces the May Tree of the Month is Illinois’ Largest Tree: The Cottonwood (Populus deltoides) of Bald Hill Prairie Preserve, 5502 N. Silver Creek Rd., Mt. Morris, Ill. Bald Hill, one of the few places of such exemplary topographical...

Native Milkweeds of Winnebago County and Northern Illinois

The Dozen Native Milkweeds of Winnebago County and Northern Illinois With notes from the original Flora of Winnebago County, Illinois by Egbert Fell (in quotations). Gardening notes by Alan Branhagen: plant the appropriate species to your garden or landscape. We...

March Tree of the Month 2024

NLI’s Legacy Tree Program announces the featured tree of the month for March is a Black Maple (Acer nigrum) growing on the public right-of-way along Moody Road west of Rockton, which measures as the new State Champion! Height: 73 feet, Crown Spread: 78 ft-3 inches,...
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