Posts By: wendyvernon

DuPage for Pollinators BioBlitz

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Hosted by DuPage Monarch Project Celebrate pollinators and help ecologists with the DuPage Monarch Project get a snapshot of wild DuPage! Simply take photos Jun 21 – 27 of any pollinators you see — hummingbirds, bees, butterflies, beetles, etc. — in a DuPage forest preserve or park and upload them to the iNaturalist app. Here’s… Read more »

Forest Preserve District of DuPage County Report February 2021

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Below is a list of items discussed at the Forest Preserve District of DuPage County meeting in February of 2021 compiled by Connie Schmidt and edited by Wendy Vernon. Golf Operations: A video from GolfScene.com featuring the Preserve at Oak Meadow and narrated by Ed Stevenson was shared with commissioners. It gives a great view… Read more »

Wild Ones Introduces Free Native Garden Design for the Ecoregion of Chicago

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Wild Ones Natural Landscapers, Ltd., is proud to introduce a professionally-designed, native garden plan free for the public to use specific to the ecoregion of Chicago. The design was created with the premise that using native plants in landscaping can be beautiful, promote wildlife, and be achievable for gardeners of all skillsets in terms of… Read more »

Recording of Peter Chen’s Citizen Science Presentation on January 21, 2021

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Peter Chen, a long time Wild Ones Greater DuPage Chapter member, gave a presentation on Citizen Science at our January meeting in which he focused on two web sites : iNaturalist and Wikipedia – including the Wikipedia page for Wild Ones. Watch the recording of Peter’s presentation at http://citizenscience.nicerweb.com/.  Peter is a retired genetics researcher,… Read more »