Willowy Wonderland: Lost Flora Fen on Raccoon Creek has 8

Lost Flora Fen on Raccoon Creek has eight different willow species and you should plant some, too! By Alan Branhagen, NLI Executive Director I had my first site visit to Lost Flora Fen on Raccoon Creek on Friday, August 4 (2023). It is a wetland wonderland with...

Open House at Lost Flora Fen on Raccoon Creek

We invite you to come explore the 387-acre Lost Flora Fen on Raccoon Creek during this Open House from 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. when we will have ongoing guided tours and wagon rides, or you can walk around on your own. Easy hiking. Dress for the weather and wear...

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...

New PSCC Director Visits NLI Preserves

Where It All Began By Cynthia Kanner, Executive Director, Prairie State Conservation Coalition Just a week after starting my new dream-job with Prairie State Conservation Coalition (PSCC) on January 2nd, I visited Kerry Leigh, a longtime PSCC Board member. For those...

We Closed on 357 Acres This Week!

Lost Flora Fen Expansion NLI is pleased to announce that we closed on 357 acres on June 15, 2021 and are the proud new owners of this land that will expand Lost Flora Fen, protect one and half miles of Raccoon Creek and provide access from Yale Bridge Rd. in northern...
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