With A Little Help From “The Boys”

A Conservation@Home Story By Mark Luthin, NLI Trustee and Vice President Letting nature take care of itself is often the prevailing attitude of many landowners. Andrew and Renee Mealey of rural Roscoe shared that philosophy for quite a while. Then, according to Renee,...

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...

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,...

You can make a difference at Burr Oak Valley Preserve

You Can Help at Burr Oak Valley Preserve Volunteers Needed NLI hosts volunteer stewardship service days at Burr Oak Valley Preserve (BOVP) on the First Saturday (9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.) and Second Monday (9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.) of the month. In the next few months...
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