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.  

 Please join us on Thursday, May 24, 2018, 7:00 PM, at Christ the Lord Lutheran Church, 12N462 Tina Trail, Elgin, to hear about Birdscaping from Tim Boyce. Tim is the manager of Wild Birds in Glenview.

He has been a bird lover his whole life and is very knowledgeable about our native birds.

 Join us to learn about the connections between these feathered wonders and native plants we can provide to sustain them in our backyards and neighborhoods.

 

 

May 24, Thursday, Tim Joyce, Birdscaping.

June 23, Saturday, 10:00 AM. Tour of Lake in the Hills Fen with Susanne Masi and Dave Schwaegler.

July 28, Saturday, 10:00 AM. Tour of Patty Goldens’s garden.

July 29, Sunday—11:00 AM—Road Trip to Northwind Perennial Farm with Roy Diblik.

August 23, Saturday. Visit to the prairies of the Fine Line, Peck Farm and Hickory Knolls.

September 22: National Public Lands Day: Volunteer at the Open Space of your choice

September 29, Saturday. 10:00 AM Tour of Prairie Crossing with Nathan Aaberg and Jim O’Connor.

October 26, Thursday, 7:00 PM- CTL. Chris Crosby presents: The Tallgrass Prairie.

December 6, 6:30 PM, CTL. Annual Potluck.

 

CTL:  Christ the Lord Lutheran Church

           12N462 Tina Trail, Elgin

HH:  Hawthorne Hill Nature Center

28 Brookside Drive, Elgin

 

 

 

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OUR MISSION

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,… Read more »