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...

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...

Open House at Lind-McGeachie Preserve

This preserve owned by Natural Land Institute with hilly woodlands and a prairie restoration was recently expanded and will be open to the public starting with this Open House. We invite the community to come and explore this natural area in southwest Rockford near...

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...

Tour at Beach Cemetery Prairie Nature Preserve

Kick-off IL Nature Preserves weekend with an inspiring walk in the region of historical Nature Preserve advocate, George Fell. This is the 60th anniversary of the establishment of Illinois Nature Preserves and Natural Land Institute is pleased to be a part of this...
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