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...

Nygren Wetland Preserve: A Birding Hotspot!

By Alan Branhagen, Executive Director, Natural Land Institute I remember visiting (with permission) what is now Nygren Wetland Preserve thirty years ago when it was a farm: it was during a Christmas Bird Count and we saw over 6,000 European Starlings raiding the...

Family Nature Adventures 2023

You Belong in Nature! Fall in love with the natural world. Bring the family, come on your own or bring a group. Location: Nygren Wetland Preserve, 3190 W. Rockton Rd., Rockton, IL 61072 Children earn a Junior Naturalist Badge Learning Stations | Family Fun | Guided...

Family Nature Adventures 2023

You Belong in Nature! Fall in love with the natural world. Bring the family, come on your own or bring a group. Location: Nygren Wetland Preserve, 3190 W. Rockton Rd., Rockton, IL 61072 Children earn a Junior Naturalist Badge Learning Stations | Family Fun | Guided...

Family Nature Adventures

Discover Nature All Around You! Kids earn a Junior Naturalist Badge. 13 Learning Stations. Family Fun. Guided Prairie Tours. Wagon Rides. Bring the whole family, come with grandkids, or come on your own to this free family friendly event that will get you exploring...
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