Posts By: April M. Williams

Hometown Habitat Movie Featuring Doug Tallamy

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“Hometown Habitat,” is a 90-minute environmental, education documentary focused on showing how and why native plants are critical to the survival and vitality of local ecosystems. Featured is entomologist, Doug Tallamy, whose research, books and lectures on the misuse of non-native plants in landscaping sound the alarm about habitat and species loss. Tallamy provides the… Read more »

Wisconsin Road Trip a Smashing Success

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On Saturday morning August 27, 2016 at about 6:35 a.m., the bus arrived at Christ the Lord church for our very first Northern Kane County Wild Ones road trip. Our lovely driver, Sonseray White greeted us warmly as we embarked in a light, but steady rain (it continued all morning). Shirley brought a list of all attendees to check off, and… Read more »

Karen Sherman Garden Walk in Elgin

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Join us for a garden walk on September 24 at 10Am at Karen’s house, 35W934 Highland Avenue in Elgin, to walk her lovely garden that borders Tyler Creek. Although mostly woodland and savannah, with many native species of shrubs and trees, sedges, grasses and ferns, her garden also includes prairie plants tucked into sunny areas…. Read more »

International Crane Foundation and Aldo Leopold Foundation Tour

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Join us as we take our first bus tour to Wisconsin. We are visiting Aldo Leopold Center and the International Crane Foundation. You’ll need to bring a sack lunch and snacks, sunscreen, bug spray, a hat, closed-toe shoes. Dress for the weather. You may leave your personal items on the bus during our tours. Tickets are available online. Register… Read more »

From Beach to Beach

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On Thursday, July 21 and Saturday July 23, we will be having an exciting two day event.  At 7:00 PM on the evening of Thursday, July 21, we will meet at Hawthorne Hill Nature Center (28 Brookside Drive, Elgin) to hear the presentation:  FROM BEACH TO BEECH: the sand dunes of Lake Michigan by Naturalist Jack Shouba. The sand… Read more »

Native Garden Walk in Elgin

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Please join us for a walk at the gardens of members Mary Alice Masonick and Laurie Peters in the Wildwood Valley subdivision in Elgin. Meet at the home of Mary Alice and Joe Masonick (38W668 Ridgewood Lane, Elgin) at 10:00 on Saturday, May 21.  From there we will walk the short distance to the home of Laurie Peters… Read more »

The Exciting World of Dragonflies and Damselflies

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Discover the exciting world and dragonflies and damselflies and learn about the Master Naturalist program sponsored by the University of Illinois Extension. Join us for our next meeting on Thursday, March 24 at 7:00 PM at Christ the Lord Lutheran Church, 12N462 Tina Trail, Elgin. Sarah Fellerer, program coordinator for the University of Illinois Extension Master Naturalist… Read more »

Annual Holiday Potluck and Officer Elections

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Please join Northern Kane County Wild Ones for our holiday potluck on Thursday, December 3rd at 7:00 PM at Christ the Lord Lutheran Church:  12N462 Tina Trail, Elgin, IL. This will be a great time to look back on our wonderful year and enjoy the company of our fellow Kane County Wild Ones friends. To ensure we… Read more »