Welcome to Northern Kane County Wild Ones

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.

Join us on March 25 at 7:00 PM for a virtual presentation: Protecting Dark Skies. Open your eyes and hearts to the joys of the night! As a Delegate of the International Dark-Sky Association, Adam Kreuzer is passionate about teaching about the beauty of dark skies and the ways we can protect the night from light pollution. Barb McKittrick, a Naturalist and dark sky-enthusiast, is especially interested in how local ecology responds to changes in nighttime light levels. Tune in to hear Adam and Barb explain the concept of light pollution, discuss the impact of light pollution on humans and wildlife and explore with us how we can restore dark skies in our own communities. Please click on this link to register. https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_PVfLSy20QTWl5eG4IrspAA

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Barb McKittrick is the Environmental Education Manager at the Forest Preserve District of Kane County. She began her career as a research biologist and lately transitioned into being a full time Naturalist so that she an spend as much time as possible igniting in others a passion for enjoying and protecting our natural areas.


Adam Kreuzer is a local Delegate for the International Dark Sky Association (IDA), located in Tucson, Arizona. Adam founded his own law firm in Wheaton and Chicago. Adam is very passionate about all of Nature and, when not working, does his best to Save Dark Skies.