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.  

Come join us for an enjoyable evening of food, stories, and information at Christ the Lord Church at 12N462 Tina Trail, Elgin. Dinner is at 6:30, but doors open at 6:00 so you have time beforedinner to explore:
• photos taken by members and entered in our contest;
• an idea for making Christmas decor from native plants;
• the adoption of endangered Blanding’s turtles in Illinois;
• a video loop of our activities during the past year;
• a preview of the upcoming year.
For dinner, Wild Ones will provide chicken; attendees please, bring salad (if last name begins A-H), a dessert (I-P), or a side dish (Q-Z). Please remember to bring your own plate and silverware.

If you are participating in the photo contest, please come a bit early so you have time to post your photos before dinner.

Jean Muntz, one of our talented members, will demonstrate how we can arrange native plant materials and use them as holiday decor — From Yard Debris to Tablescape.

We will have a table with information about the Blanding’s turtles — what’s being done and how we can help. (See https://www.dailyherald.com/amp-artic…/…/submitted/170919230) for more information.

Members will be voting on the slate of officers and board members for 2018.

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