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.

Please join us for a virtual event with Doug Tallamy:  Start in Your Yard. 

This exciting event is coming up on October 22 at 7:00 PM as a FREE Zoom webinar. Everyone is welcome–from those who have never heard of Doug Tallamy to those who always tune in to hear the latest.  See below to register to enjoy this most inspiring and knowledgeable presenter.  You’ll want to be part of it.

This Zoom webinar is being hosted by Gail Borden Public Library.  When you click the link below, it will take you to the library’s calendar where you can register and receive a link to use on October 22 to join the event.


If you can’t use Zoom, don’t be left out.  The Gail Borden Public Library will be projecting this event into a conference room for in-person viewing with social distancing and masks.  Use this link that will take you to the registration page:  https://attend.gailborden.info/event/4594669

For those of you who were planning to attend in person in April, this is the presentation Dr. Tallamy would have made.

Dr. Tallamy is well-known among people and organizations that work to provide a place for birds, bees and butterflies–and us–to thrive.  Through his research and teaching, he has uncovered critical relationships among plants and creatures; through his writing and speaking, he has brought those important new understandings to other scientists and the public.


His new book: Nature’s Best Hope:  A New Approach to Conservation that Starts in Your Yard, elaborates his idea of creating a Homegrown National Park on our private properties.  He proposes converting half of each lawn into food for birds and insects that support a complex food web–and makes it clear why we should care.