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 us for a unique opportunity to tour the
          Lurie Garden in Chicago’s Millennium Park on Saturday, August 26th at 10:45 AM with our knowledgeable guides:
          Scott Stuart, Director of the Millennium Foundation and
          Laura Ekasetya, Director and Head Horticulturist. 

Meeting up at Millennium Park:
We will meet at the Monroe Street entrance at 10:45. That is the entrance on the south side of the park, just past the bridge to the Art Institute. 
A donation of $5.00 / person is requested for the tour,
payable by cash, check or charge at the event.

Staying in Touch on the Outing / RSVP:
Please email pfledjack@juno.com with your name
     cell phone number  (so we can be in contact)
     method of transportation (train or driving)

Please also make note of our cell numbers:
     Shirley   630.888.6028
     LuAnne  630.337.8294

We have 12:30 reservations at the Park Grille in Millennium Park for lunch after the tour. Prices range from $10 to $25.

Getting There by Train:
7:57 Meet the group at Elgin’s National Street Station
9:12  Arrive at Union Station

An $8.00 weekend pass will cover your roundtrip.

You can walk to the park (1 mile) or take a bus or taxi.
The bus from Union Station is #124 and requires exact change ($2.00).

Getting There by Car:
Parking in the Grant Park garage is $30.00 for 3 hours.
You can also try using an app such as SpotHero or ParkWhiz to find other options.

Questions?   Contact Shirley Pflederer at 630-888-6028

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