Welcome to Northern Kane County Wild Ones

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.  

 

Join us on Thursday, February 22, 2018 at 7 PM at Christ the Lord Lutheran Church, 12N462 TinaTrail. Elgin, to hear a wonderful presentation by Fayette Aurelia Nichols: Creating Healthy Habitat for Bombus affinis: the Rusty-patched Bumblebee. Ms. Nichols’s prime interest is in the relationship between plants and their pollinators. She will be talking about how to create healthy habitat for the endangered Rusty-patched Bumblebee, Bombus affinis.  (photo by Johanna James-Heinz)

How can we help them? What will stabilize and rebuild their populations? What ecosystems do they require over the course of their life cycle? How does learning to support the recovery of B. affinis help us safeguard other pollinators?

Join us to learn about this native bee, how to support its recovery and aid in the recovery of other pollinators, so necessary to our survival. 

Northern Kane County Wild Ones: 2018 at a Glance

January 25, Thursday, 7:00 PM CTL. Movie and Popcorn: Jens Jensen-The Living Green

February 22, Thursday, 7:00 PM, CTL. Author Aurelia Nichols present: “Creating Healthy Habitat for Bombus affinis, the Rusty Patch Bumblebee”

March 22, Thursday, 7:00 PM, CTL. Jim Nardi: Life in the Soil—A Guide for Naturalists and Gardeners

April 28, Saturday, 8:00 AM Workday at HHNC, followed by a tour of Rachel Neville’s garden.

May 4, Friday, HHNC. Plant Sale Prep.

May 5, Saturday, HHNC. Annual Plant Sale

May 24, Thursday, Tim Joyce, Birdscaping.

June 23, Saturday, 10:00 AM. Tour of Lake in the Hills Fen with Susanne Masi and Dave Schwaegler.

July 28, Saturday, 10:00 AM. Tour of Patty Goldens’s garden.

July 29, Sunday—11:00 AM—Road Trip to Northwind Perennial Farm with Roy Diblik.

August 23, Saturday. Visit to the prairies of the Fine Line, Peck Farm and Hickory Knolls.

September 22: National Public Lands Day: Volunteer at the Open Space of your choice

September 29, Saturday. 10:00 AM Tour of Prairie Crossing with Nathan Aaberg and Jim O’Connor.

October 26, Thursday, 7:00 PM- CTL. Chris Crosby presents: The Tallgrass Prairie.

December 6, 6:30 PM, CTL. Annual Potluck.

 

CTL:  Christ the Lord Lutheran Church

           12N462 Tina Trail, Elgin

HH:  Hawthorne Hill Nature Center

28 Brookside Drive, Elgin

 

 

 

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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,… Read more »