Posts Categorized: Meeting

[email protected] 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 [email protected] Program. Conservation @ Home educates, supports and recognizes homeowners who incorporate eco-friendly (or best management) practices into their yard. The foundation… 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 »

The Beauty of a Working Landscape: A Rain Garden Primer

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Rain gardens can be confusing and maybe even a bit scary to think about. Are they wet? How about mosquitos? What plants will work? Where do I put them and how? This presentation on 4/16/2015 will take the mystery out the idea and help you see the beauty of a working landscape right in your… Read more »

Author Pat Hill Native Plants Throughout the Year

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Pat Hill, of Pat Hill Landscape Design, Elgin, IL., co-founder and former president of Northern Kane County Wild Ones will take us?through the year, from March-early spring-through February-late winter-that shows one how to create long-blooming prairie and savanna gardens in ones own yard, no matter what the size. Pat moved into her Sears bungalow in… Read more »

WPPC 23rd annual Natural Landscaping Seminar

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The Wildflower Preservation and Prorogation Committee presents the 23rd annual Natural Landscaping Seminar Saturday, February 28, 2015 8:00 a.m.?3:30 p.m. McHenry County College Conference Center Featuring: Dr. Gerould Wilhelm: ?Consilience, Concinnity, and The Way? Co-Author of the definitive Plants of the Chicago Region Director of Research, Conservation Research Institute Doug Taron: ?Butterflies of the American… Read more »

29th Annual Natural Area Management Seminar Garfield Farm Museum

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I can hear the premature melt of snow trickling about-it is not visible just the sound around the barn foundations or building downspouts here at Garfield Farm Museum. That hint of a new season to come means it is time to get out word about the annual Native Plant/Natural Area/Prairie/Woodlands/Wetlands Management Seminar whatever one chooses… Read more »

Dirt! The Movie: Jan. 22 at 6:30

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Join the Northern Kane County Wild Ones group for popcorn and view “Dirt! The Movie” on Jan. 22, 2015. This is our first meeting of the new year. Come at 6:30 to meet and mingle, the movie will begin at 7:00. We meet at Christ our Lord Lutheran Church, 12N462 Tina Trail, Elgin, IL. All… Read more »

May 3–2nd Annual Plant Sale

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Northern Kane County Wild Ones announces their second annual Native Plant Sale on Saturday, May 3, 2014, from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM. at the Hawthorne Hill Nature Center, just north of the intersection of Route 20 and Randall Road in Elgin. With more than twice as many plants and dozens more species this year,… Read more »

Popcorn and a Movie – More Than Honey to show this Thursday, March 27th

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More Than Honey – a film by Markus Imhoof Fifty years ago, Einstein had already insisted on the symbiotic relationship binding these pollen gatherers to mankind: ?If bees were to disappear from the globe,? he predicted, ?mankind would only have four years left to live.? Over the past 15 years, numerous colonies of bees have… Read more »

Protected Lands Should be Protected – A Call to Action!

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Join the Northern Kane County Wild Ones on Thursday, February 27, 2014 for a presentation by?Carol Grom, member of the League of Women Voters, Elgin Area. Carol will be discussing the study she and her committee conducted on possible gravel mining in the Brunner Forest Preserve in Northern Kane County. In the course of researching… Read more »