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...

Open House at Lost Flora Fen on Raccoon Creek

We invite you to come explore the 387-acre Lost Flora Fen on Raccoon Creek during this Open House from 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. when we will have ongoing guided tours and wagon rides, or you can walk around on your own. Easy hiking. Dress for the weather and wear...

Lind-McGeachie Open House Photos

We’re pleased to share these photos from the Lind-McGeachie Preserve Open House held on Thu., Sept. 28, 2023. See them in our Flickr album here. Lind-McGeachie Preserve is an 89 acre natural area southwest of Rockford at 6100 Fitzgerald Rd. Rockford, IL 61102....

Open House at Lind-McGeachie Preserve

This preserve owned by Natural Land Institute with hilly woodlands and a prairie restoration was recently expanded and will be open to the public starting with this Open House. We invite the community to come and explore this natural area in southwest Rockford near...

Adding Layers of Land Protection

Adding NLI sites to state lists provide more information about their natural conservation assets and provides more layers of protection for the future. Getting NLI preserves added to State of Illinois conservation lists is another important step in protecting the land...
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