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 on Thursday, October 26 at Christ the Lord Lutheran Church at 7:00 PM as we welcome Valerie Blaine who will give the presentation Oaks: Shady Solace. Valerie is a naturalist who is the head of educational programming for the Forest Preserve District of Kane County. Valerie is a great lover of natural areas and has a font of knowledge about our natural world and restoration efforts. She will enlighten us with everything you wanted to know about the mighty oak tree. You might already know that the White Oak is our state tree, but there are many other interesting facts that Valerie will share about oaks—the ones that inhabit our natural areas, their propagation as well as why this majestic tree may be in trouble.



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