Posts By: April M. Williams

Native Bees and Other Pollinators with Ronald Blauwkamp

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Learn the difference between honeybees and our native bees at the monthly meeting of Northern Kane County Wild Ones on Thursday, October 22, at 7:00 PM at Christ the Lord Lutheran Church, 12N462 Tina Trail in Elgin, Il. This month we welcome Ronald Blauwkamp who will highlight differences between honeybees and our native bees. Both gardeners and non-gardeners… Read more »

Elgin and Algonquin Native Garden Tours

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On Saturday, August 22, 23 intrepid garden enthusiasts toured the prairie gardens of Dale Steichen in Elgin. Dale and his wife have been working on their property for the past 15 years. Inspired by volunteering in nearby Burnidge Forest Preserve, Dale has gradually been turning his two acre property into primarily native plant haven. It… Read more »

Tour Dale Steichen Native Gardens and Wildlife Habitat

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Join us for a tour of Dale Steichen’s property in Elgin, IL on 08/29/2015 from 10:00 am – 12:00 pm. Here is how Dale describes his property: I have two acres, which includes wet land, woods and prairie which we began restoring over 15 years ago. A lot of the plants are herbs and there is always something in bloom… Read more »

Monarch Butterfly’s Life Cycle and Habitat

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On July 23, 2015 Zoe Mei and Olivia Rose Rudd will be presenting on the Monarch Butterfly’s life cycle, how to raise Monarch butterflies, and how to create a butterfly-friendly habitat in an hour long presentation. They have raised thousands of butterflies since 2006 and are very happy to be sharing their accumulated knowledge with others who… Read more »

Conservation@Home Presentation and Garden Tour

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Beth Adler and April Anderson from the Barrington Area Conservation Trust (BACT) will give a presentation 05/23/2015 at 10:00 am Christ the Lord Lutheran Church, at 12N462 Tina Trail in Elgin about the Conservation@Home Program. Conservation @ Home educates, supports and recognizes homeowners who incorporate eco-friendly (or best management) practices into their yard. The foundation… Read more »

Native Plant Sale 2015

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Come out to our Northern Kane County Wild Ones Native Plant Sale on Saturday, May 2, 2015 from 10:00 to 1:00 at Hawthorne Hill Nature Center 28 Brookside Drive Elgin, IL. near I-90 and Route 20. Native plants refer to hardy perennials, trees and shrubs that are indigenous to our area. Northern Kane County Wild Ones… Read more »

Birdscaping our Yards with Jim Kleinwachter of the Conservation Foundation

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Northern Kane County Wild Ones is pleased to have Jim Kleinwachter of the Conservation Foundation present a program on 03/26/2015 called “Birdscaping our Yards”, for the benefit of Birds and other creatures. We have transformed almost the entire landscape of the region. While some of these changes may favor some creatures, it limits other. The diversity, or… Read more »