Welcome to Wild Ones of Northern Kane County

The Northern Kane County Illinois Chapter of Wild Ones was founded in 2009 as a chapter of Wild Ones.  We  are committed to promoting the use of native plants in landscaping, gardening, naturescaping and land restoration. Wild Ones is a not-for-profit environmental education and advocacy organization.

The mission of Wild Ones is to promote native plants, natural landscapes, and environmentally sound landscaping practices to preserve biodiversity through the preservation, restoration and establishment of native plant communities.  Wild Ones continues to lead the natural landscaping movement as we explore, teach, and change the practice of gardening in our communities and around the country to using native plants.

We will have many exciting events coming up in 2017. Our first event will the showing of Hometown Habitat, Stories of Bringing Nature Home with Doug Tallamy.  This documentary features Doug himself sharing stories from around the country that focus on how native plants are critical to the survival and vitality of local ecosystems. 

Join us on Thursday, January 26 at 7 PM at Christ the Lord Lutheran Church, 4N462 Tina Trail, Elgin, IL, 60124 to see the movie and enjoy some popcorn on a cold winter night as we happily anticipate spring.   You can watch the trailer at https://themeadowproject.com/hometown-habitat.  




Our 2017 Events are as follows:  (Be sure to check back  here, our Facebook page and our monthly newsletters for addenda and changes.)

February 23, Thursday, CTL 7:00 PM Wetlands with Ryan Campbell

March 23, Thursday., CTL 7:00 PM, Nicky Obenauf, Defenders of McHenry 

County:  Native Landscaping/Restoration Ecology

April 29, Saturday, HH 9:00 HH Workday

11:00 Tour Shirley & Jack Pflederer’s garden

1:00 Fine Line Prairie, St. Charles

May 5 Friday, HH Preparation for Annual Plant Sale

May 6 Saturday, HH NKWO Annual Plant Sale

May 20, Saturday 10:00 Tour:  Bliss Woods, Sugar Grove

Kaneville Esker

June 24, Saturday 10:00 Tour Schulenberg Prairie

Morton Arboretum Lisle

July 22, Saturday 10:00 Tour April M. Williams gardens, Algonquin

Additional gardens to be added

August 26, Saturday 10:00 Tour Lurie Gardens in Chicago with 

Laura Ekasetya and Scott Stewart, Directors

September 23, Saturday Tour, Northwind Perennial Farm

Burlington, Wisconsin

September 30, Saturday National Public Lands Day

Volunteer at your favorite public land

October 26, Thursday, CTL 7:00 Oaks, Shady Solace

presented by Valerie Blaine

December 7, Thursday, CTL 7:00 Holiday Potluck

CTL:  Christ the Lord Lutheran Church

           12N462 Tina Trail, Elgin

HH:  Hawthorne Hill Nature Center

28 Brookside Drive, Elgin