Native Milkweeds of Winnebago County and Northern Illinois

The Dozen Native Milkweeds of Winnebago County and Northern Illinois With notes from the original Flora of Winnebago County, Illinois by Egbert Fell (in quotations). Gardening notes by Alan Branhagen: plant the appropriate species to your garden or landscape. We...

Sandhill Cranes Return in February

Sandhill cranes returned to northern Illinois in early February. The first one was seen at Nygren Wetland Preserve in Rockton, Ill. on Feb. 11, 2024. Yes, it’s early in the season, but not unheard of. Since then there have been scores if not hundreds of Sandhill...

NLI’s Legacy Tree Program: January

Announcing NLI’s Legacy Tree Program Nominate a tree with this fillable FORM. Natural Land Institute (NLI) is pleased to announce the introduction of a new initiative to inspire the northern Illinois region to leave a legacy of trees for the enrichment of people,...

Wildflower Yoga

Relaxing Yoga Flow Among the Wildflowers Science continues to reveal the amazing health benefits of spending time in nature, as well as, practicing yoga. So why not infuse them for an ultra healing experience?! Wildflower Yoga is a 1-hour Vinyasa flow for all...

815 Outside: AmeriCorps Position

Applications Now Open for Part-Time AmeriCorps Position Supporting 815 Outside Natural Land Institute is a part of the 815 Outside partnership and is pleased to announce a part-time position will be available starting on July 26, 2021 through Dec. 31, 2021....
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