Going a Little Overboard

A Conservation@Home Story By Mark Luthin, NLI Trustee and Vice President It was a cold, damp April day with rain showers and snow in the forecast. As Catie Vernon started showing off her native plant beds, her enthusiasm helped warm things up. Having just bought their...

Book Signing Meet and Greet with Alan Branhagen

Meet NLI’s new Executive Director, Alan Branhagen, and get your book written by him signed. Alan is author of three books: Midwest Native Plant Primer, Native Plants of the Midwest, and The Gardener’s Butterfly Book. Bring your copy of Alan’s book(s) or buy one...

Randy and Jessie Crow Mermel

Practicing Conservation@Home See more of their place in this TikTok video. Before reaching the driveway, I knew immediately that I had come to the right place. Looking to my left, I saw purple and yellow coneflowers, black-eyed Susans and a number of other native...

How to Invite Pollinators to Your Yard

For information about how to invite pollinators to your yard read this interesting article, How to Invite Pollinators to Your Yard, with a list of resources written and compiled by Machelle Dopkins, member of NLI’s Education Committee. You’ll get ideas for...

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,...
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