Posts Categorized: Meeting

Hometown Habitat Movie Featuring Doug Tallamy

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“Hometown Habitat,” is a 90-minute environmental, education documentary focused on showing how and why native plants are critical to the survival and vitality of local ecosystems. Featured is entomologist, Doug Tallamy, whose research, books and lectures on the misuse of non-native plants in landscaping sound the alarm about habitat and species loss. Tallamy provides the… 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 »

The Exciting World of Dragonflies and Damselflies

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Discover the exciting world and dragonflies and damselflies and learn about the Master Naturalist program sponsored by the University of Illinois Extension. Join us for our next meeting on?Thursday, March 24 at 7:00 PM?at Christ the Lord Lutheran Church, 12N462 Tina Trail, Elgin. Sarah Fellerer, program coordinator for the University of Illinois Extension Master Naturalist… Read more »

Bret Rappaport Reflections on Wild Ones Founder Lorrie Otto

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Please join us for our monthly meeting on Thursday, February 25, 2016, at 7PM at Christ the Lord Lutheran Church, 12N462 Tina Trail, Elgin, IL. We are happy to have Bret Rappaport speak about Lorrie Otto, the person who was the inspiration for and one of the founders of Wild Ones, and who Bret calls… Read more »

Green Fire Aldo Leopold and a Land Ethic for our Time Movie

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Please join us for our first meeting of 2016 on Thursday, January 28 at 7 PM at Christ the Lord Lutheran Church (12N462 Tina Trail, Elgin) for popcorn and a movie. Member Jan Sorensen, who completed the Land Ethic Leadership training at the Aldo Leopold Center in Baraboo, WI, will give us some background information… Read more »

Annual Holiday Potluck and Officer Elections

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Please join Northern Kane County Wild Ones for our holiday potluck on?Thursday, December 3rd at 7:00 PM?at Christ the Lord Lutheran Church: ?12N462 Tina Trail, Elgin, IL. This will be a great time to look back on our wonderful year and enjoy the company of our fellow Kane County Wild Ones friends. To ensure we… Read more »

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 »

Butterfly Species of Northern Illinois with Doug?Taron

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Please join us for an exciting two session event on the evening of June 25 and the morning of Saturday, June 27, 2015. We are happy to have Doug?Taron, Curator of Biology and VP of Conservation and Research at the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum, as our presenter. The meeting will begin at 7:00 at Christ… 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 »

Why Native Bees and Other Pollinators Are Important With Ronald Blaukamp

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For our October 22, 2015 meeting, Ronald Blaukamp presents “Native bees and the various species and identifiers: Is it a bee, a fly, a wasp?” Learn about the various species of pollinators including native bees and what do they need as habitat and forage. Ronald will cover the highlights of the differences between honeybees and… Read more »