Family Nature Adventures 2024

This free admission, family themed and bi-lingual (English and Spanish) event is great for all ages where they enjoy exploring the 721-acre wildlife refuge, Nygren Wetland Preserve, owned by Natural Land Institute. Learning stations feature experiences and activities...

Rockton Pelican Fest 2024

Celebrate World Migratory Bird Day and the annual return of the American White Pelicans with other migrating birds to the Rock River region. Together, Natural Land Institute, Sinnissippi Audubon Society, the Village of Rockton and JR Finally Art Studio & Gallery...

Holiday Gift Ideas: Children’s Nature Themed Books

It’s holiday gift giving season and we have some great nature themed children’s book ideas for you to give to the children in your life, whether their your own, or grandchildren, nieces or nephews, or children of your friends. 32% of our local (Rockford)...

OAKtober Hike 2023

Join us for a guided walking tour at 1:30 p.m. that lasts about an hour and a half. Hikers will be led by NLI Staff through the hilly natural areas that include oak savannas, as well as restored and remnant prairies of Burr Oak Valley Nature Preserve. They will also...

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....
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