Conklin Preserve and the Adjacent Carleton Easements

Field Notes from Executive Director Alan Branhagen On Friday, October 27, 2023 NLI Stewardship Director Zach Grycan, Restoration Ecologist Tyler Pellegrini, and NLI Volunteer Martin Kehoe led me through a site visit of the Richard Conklin Preserve and its adjacent...

OAKtober and the Oaks of the Winnebago County Region

October is OAK Awareness Month in Illinois: “OAKtober” By Alan Branhagen, Executive Director, Natural Land Institute Oaks are the most important tree to the forests, woodlands and savannas of our area (and almost every place they are found). Their mast of...
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