Recent: We tied a record for America’s native plant seed exchange with the most known species at 103!
Coming in 2019: Winter seed sowing, roundtable of gardening ideas, monarchs and more!
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Cornell University tells why native plants are best for birds: Native Plants Help Birds
From our friends in Will County FPD here is a look at the 2018 Hummingbird Migration.
Hear the Mike MacDonald and Gerould Wilhelm radio interview about the new Flora of the Chicago Region book: WBEZ Interview with Gerould Wilhelm and Mike MacDonald Hear Mike’s prior interview here: Mike MacDonald WBEZ Interview
Learn about NATIVE PLANTS enhancing your landscape as they feed nature
- See landscaped native yards at yard tours of our members
- See rare wildflowers on our NATURE WALKS
- Enjoy hearing excellent speaker presentations in colder months
- Obtain rare seeds from Northern Illinois native plants at our Seed Exchange
- Receive a monthly Chapter email bulletin
- Read the NATIONAL Journal online magazine
- Enjoy the friendship of 100+ local native plant gardeners at picnics or potluck dinners
- Benefit wildlife and the environment
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WORTH YOUR TIME
The importance of prairie preservation: TED Talks Prairie
Landscaping: Pride, Science & Law: Joy Buslaff
Pollinators and Pesticides is an e-book that discusses neonicotinoids and their effects: Pollinators and Pesticides
An interesting website is Bumblebeewatch
Read a free online book about our native bees. Well illustrated for easy learning! Native Bee Basics
An excellent online resource is the Hebert Small-Scale Rain Garden Guide. It is free and specifies native plants, see pp. 48-49. You may have met Kevin Hebert at one of our workshops.
More on Rain Gardens: Rain Gardens, How to – WI DNR Publication
An Asian worm is a new invasive species. Learn about it here: Jumping Worm Facts
Native Plant Nurseries: Linked on our own website: Native Plant Nurseries
Drone film of a prairie burn: Our own Kevin Collins participated in this cool video which was filmed from a drone at Bluff Spring Fen in Cook County: Bluff Spring Fen Burn – Drone film
Member Yard Burn on YouTube: Ted Lowe’s Ted Lowe’s 2014 Yard Burn