Visiting NLI’s Devil’s Backbone Preserve

Field Notes from Natural Land Institute’s Executive Director, Alan Branhagen, who visited Devil’s Backbone Preserve with other NLI staff on Dec. 19, 2023. I arrived at Devil’s Backbone before 9am and met NLI’s stewardship team: Zach Grycan, Stewardship...

Wild Things (Virtual) Conference

For those of you interested in learning more about “Wild Things” in our region, whether you are a professional or a volunteer, you will want to check out the 2021 virtual WILD THINGS Conference. It will be held over two weekends: Part 1: February 19-21 and...

Winter Bingo Challenge

815 Outside Challenges You to Get Outside and Play BINGO! They’ve created a bingo card full of ideas (read: activities) to inspire your outdoor explorations. Make the most of winter. You could win a prize if you follow the instructions and think of the priceless...

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...

The Benevolence

THE BENEVOLENCE by Christine Swanberg Believe in the benevolence of bees and bergamot beckoning hummingbirds. Hail the tiny ones who sail thousands of treacherous miles to return to us each year. Rely on the wisdom of crows who congregate on catalpa trees for their...
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