Fall Prairie Harvest Day 2023

9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Location: Nygren Wetland Preserve, 3190 W. Rockton Rd., Rockton, IL  61072 Help collect seeds from native prairie wildflowers and grasses that will be cleaned, stored and planted at Nygren Wetland and other NLI preserves. Start anytime and...

Chicago Tribune story about decline of bees and other pollinators

An article in today’s online edition of the Chicago Tribune (Sept. 6, 2023) features NLI Volunteer, Barbara Williams, at Nygren Wetland Preserve (Rockton, IL) as she searches for a Rusty-Patched Bumble Bee. In the story Barbara said she has noticed certain...

Ruff is a First for Nygren Wetland Preserve and Winnebago County

On Tuesday, August 15, we were notified that a Ruff was seen in the big marsh at Nygren Wetland Preserve. Our Exeuctive Director, Alan Branhagen, was able to go there right away to check it out. Thank you to Barbara Williams who identified it and let us know. Many...

New Bird for Winnebago County: Limpkin!

On Saturday, August 5th I received a call from NLI volunteer, Barbara Williams, that she had just observed a Limpkin in Raccoon Creek at the Nygren Wetland Preserve.  As a birder, I know what a Limpkin is and WOW!  The network of bird alerts went out to area birders...

Wine & Brew at the Wetland Fundraiser 2023

Wine & Brew Event Supports Nygren Wetland Preserve Wine & Brew at the Wetland is a unique outdoor summer event that benefits the ongoing management of Nygren Wetland Preserve, a 721-acre wildlife refuge located in Rockton, Ill., 3190 W. Rockton Rd., and...
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