Wild Things (Virtual) Conference

For those of you interested in learning more about “Wild Things” in our region, whether you are a professional or a volunteer, you will want to check out the 2021 virtual WILD THINGS Conference. It will be held over two weekends: Part 1: February 19-21 and...

Study Says: Honeysuckle Leaves Impact Water Quality

Natural Land Institute has been fighting the growth of bush honeysuckle (Lonicera maackii) in the wooded areas of our preserves for many years. Bush honeysuckle (from Asia) doesn’t have natural competitors here and therefore, grows aggressively making it impossible...

Eleven Reasons to Volunteer for Mother Nature

Read below for 11 Reasons to Volunteer for Mother Nature – and NLI There are lots of Top Ten Lists out there. So we decided to be a little different and come up with an odd number of reasons to volunteer for Natural Land Institute. The winter months can be the...

It’s the Law Now

Act Signed by the President We are pleased to report that the Great American Outdoors Act was signed by the President on August 4, 2020 so it is now officially a law. Funding is provided in perpetuity for the Land and Water Conservation Fund, which protects public...

Morning in the Wetlands

MORNING IN THE WETLANDS by Wilda Morris Looking for my lost self I walk the Wetlands path. A redwing’s quiet conk-la and its shrill reeee! Announce I’m trespassing. When I step too close to his mate’s nest, she chitters her tink, tink, tink, He flies in, a kamikaze...
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