Bees and Pollinators Like Linda’s Garden

A Conservation@Home Story LInda Ricker’s yard became a certified Conservation@Home site in August when Mark Luthin, NLI Trustee, visited and went through the checklist criteria with her. Read what he wrote about the visit below. Linda Ricker loves to garden....

More Than 70 Native Species in This Yard

A Conservation@Home Story Tyler Pellegrini, NLI’s Restoration Ecologist, had his home certified this summer as a Conservation@Home site and was rewarded with a sign to proudly display in his front yard. Read the story by Mark Luthin, NLI Trustee, below. As I...

Chicago Tribune story about decline of bees and other pollinators

An article in today’s online edition of the Chicago Tribune (Sept. 6, 2023) features NLI Volunteer, Barbara Williams, at Nygren Wetland Preserve (Rockton, IL) as she searches for a Rusty-Patched Bumble Bee. In the story Barbara said she has noticed certain...

Big Plans to Create Native Landscape at Home

A Conservation@Home Story This past January, Paul and Lisa Sikes moved from the suburbs of Chicago to southwest Winnebago County specifically so they could create a native landscape. Their plans are big, as they have 3.5 acres of turf grass interspersed with fruit...

Visionary Brothers Protecting Our Future

Brothers John and Robert Carleton have had conservation agreements (otherwise known as conservation easements) on a portion of their land since 2006. This year, with a grant from the Illinois Clean Energy Community Foundation, they were able to put the remainder of...
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