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.  

Please join Northern Kane County Wild Ones for a docent-led tour of the Schulenberg Prairie at the Morton Arboretum in Lisle, IL, on Saturday, June 24, 2017, from 10-11:30 AM (rain or shine). You will need a ticket to attend this event: $5 for members of the Arboretum or Chicago Botanic Garden, $13 if you are not. You need to register by June 9 to attend this event. Go to: https://nkwoprairietour.eventbrite.com

Specifics of this event will be emailed to you once you register. Questions: Call 630-337-8294.

The Schulenberg Prairie is about 100 acres, incorporating several types of prairie ecosystems and is an important model for restoration projects in the region. We will learn the history of this prairie and the restoration efforts taking place.

Schedule 2017  

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