Posts By: wendyvernon

Save Bell Bowl Prairie

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Bell Bowl Prairie, one of the last remnant prairies in Illinois, is under threat of destruction by the Chicago Rockford International Airport expansion. Rich and diverse prairies, developing only over millennia, once covered 22 million acres of Illinois. Today, less than 1/100th of one percent of that is left even partially intact, and each fragment… Read more »

Wild Ones Presents “WASPS: Their Biology, Diversity, and Role as Beneficial Insects & Pollinators of Native Plants” by Heather Holm

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“WASPS: Their Biology, Diversity, and Role as Beneficial Insects & Pollinators of Native Plants”, hosted by Wild Ones, Native Plants, Natural Landscapes on October 20th is available to watch on the Wild Ones YouTube channel at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rTfowlGStcA. Wild Ones Honorary Director Heather Holm shares from her new book, “WASPS,” which features approximately 150 species of… Read more »

Forest Preserve District Of Dupage County Report October 2021

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Below is a list of items discussed at the Forest Preserve District of DuPage County meeting in October of 2021 compiled by Connie Schmidt and edited by Wendy Vernon. Celebrate Oaktober: Over 500 types of insects rely on oak trees and numerous birds and other critters also rely on those insects. Oak experts are available… Read more »

Wild Ones Presents “The Nature of Oaks: The Rich Ecology of Our Most Essential Native Trees” by Dr. Doug Tallamy

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Renowned entomologist Dr. Doug Tallamy’s recent presentation,”The Nature Of Oaks: The Rich Ecology Of Our Most Essential Native Trees”, hosted by Wild Ones, Native Plants, Natural Landscapes is available to watch on the Wild Ones YouTube channel at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8YxehIqY-t0&t=217s. Drawing from his book, The Nature of Oaks (2021), Dr. Tallamy offers a month-by-month guide to… Read more »

Take a Walk in a Local Prairie

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Below are photos taken by members for our Take a Walk in a Local Prairie event. We will add more photos as we receive them. If you are interested in sharing photos email them to [email protected] Make sure to include a description and note the date and location where they were taken. Please feel free… Read more »