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

Guests will enjoy a unique experience at this fundraiser for Nygren Wetland Preserve with the elegance of an outdoor dinner party under a big tent overlooking the prairie. The stunning landscape includes blooming midsummer wildflowers with butterflies and dragonflies...

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...

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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