Willowy Wonderland: Lost Flora Fen on Raccoon Creek has 8

Lost Flora Fen on Raccoon Creek has eight different willow species and you should plant some, too! By Alan Branhagen, NLI Executive Director I had my first site visit to Lost Flora Fen on Raccoon Creek on Friday, August 4 (2023). It is a wetland wonderland with...

Lost Flora Fen Approved as Nature Preserve

Natural Land Institute (NLI) is excited to announce that land owned by the 65 year old conservation land trust, Lost Flora Fen on Raccoon Creek in northern Winnebago County, was given final approval by the Illinois Nature Preserves Commission (INPC) at their 246th...

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...

New PSCC Director Visits NLI Preserves

Where It All Began By Cynthia Kanner, Executive Director, Prairie State Conservation Coalition Just a week after starting my new dream-job with Prairie State Conservation Coalition (PSCC) on January 2nd, I visited Kerry Leigh, a longtime PSCC Board member. For those...
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