Posts Categorized: Tour

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 »

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 »

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 »

Rascher Yard and Trout Park Tour Saturday, April 26th

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Our April program and first tour of 2014 is one you won’t want to miss. First we will take a tour of Nancy Rascher’s garden at 545 Glenwood Trail, Elgin at 10:00 AM.  Nancy is the daughter of Ginny Umberger, a long time Elgin resident who has tenderly loved and nurtured her land.  Nancy’s garden has many… Read more »