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...

March Tree of the Month 2024

NLI’s Legacy Tree Program announces the featured tree of the month for March is a Black Maple (Acer nigrum) growing on the public right-of-way along Moody Road west of Rockton, which measures as the new State Champion! Height: 73 feet, Crown Spread: 78 ft-3 inches,...

Sandhill Cranes Return in February

Sandhill cranes returned to northern Illinois in early February. The first one was seen at Nygren Wetland Preserve in Rockton, Ill. on Feb. 11, 2024. Yes, it’s early in the season, but not unheard of. Since then there have been scores if not hundreds of Sandhill...

Rockton Pelican Fest 2023

Celebrate the annual return of the American White Pelicans and other migrating birds to the Rock River. A free family friendly event in downtown Rockton, Ill. and at nearby Nygren Wetland Preserve (starting at the wildlife overlook, 3714 W. Rockton Rd.) Together,...
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