Fall Prairie Harvest Day 2024

Volunteer for nature when you collect seeds at the annual Fall Prairie Harvest Day. The public is invited to collect seeds from native prairie wildflowers and grasses at Nygren Wetland Preserve. We’re happy to announce that we will be supporting one of our community...

Party on the Prairie

RESERVATION DEADLINE EXTENDED TO MONDAY, JULY 15! Party on the Prairie is for the Birds This year’s theme plays on the fact that Nygren Wetland Preserve is a birding hotspot. Join us for this unique fundraiser for Nygren Wetland Preserve. Party on the Prairie...

Rockton Pelican Fest 2024

2024 Rockton Pelican Fest Brochure Map     Celebrate World Migratory Bird Day and the annual return of the American White Pelicans with other migrating birds to the Rock River region when you attend Rockton Pelican Fest, Sat., May 18, 2024, 10 a.m. – 4:00...

Wander at the Wetland: Full Moon Snowshoe & Hike 2024

Above photo by Robert Clark. We regret to announce that Wander at the Wetland: Full Moon Snowshoe & Hike scheduled for Jan. 25 has been canceled due to expected rain and unsafe conditions at the preserve with the recent snow, ice and rain. Wander at the Wetland,...

Nygren Wetland Preserve: A Birding Hotspot!

By Alan Branhagen, Executive Director, Natural Land Institute I remember visiting (with permission) what is now Nygren Wetland Preserve thirty years ago when it was a farm: it was during a Christmas Bird Count and we saw over 6,000 European Starlings raiding the...
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