DuPage Monarch Project and the River Prairie Group of the Illinois Sierra Club are hosting a FREE screening of Plants, Pollinators and Prayers on Wednesday, February 15th, 7:00 pm at the Bloomingdale Public Library. Plants, Pollinators & Prayers is a recent documentary about a local community’s efforts to bring monarch butterflies back to Northern Illinois. […]
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Spring is near and it is time to think about planting again! Visit our Native Plants Sale page to see the new 2023 native plant sale dates. We will add more dates as they become available. Also visit our Native Plant Nurseries page to find places to buy true native plants.
The Wild Things 2023 Conference invites nature enthusiasts from across Illinois and beyond to learn about the flora, fauna, and natural history of the Prairie State! Join a community of 3,000 volunteers, conservationists, and natural resource professionals at the 2023 Conference to celebrate the 60th Anniversary of the Illinois Nature Preserves. The 2023 Conference takes […]
Click here for a list of items discussed at the Forest Preserve District of DuPage County meeting in December of 2022 compiled by Connie Schmidt and edited by Wendy Vernon. Here are links to meeting notes from previous meetings: November 2022 Forest Preserve Report October 2022 Forest Preserve Report September 2022 Forest Preserve Report June […]
Learn more about how reintroducing bison to prairies doubles plant diversity and boosts resilience to extreme weather from Treehugger’s September 26, 2022 article, Plant Diversity Booms When Bison Return to the Prairie. Bison have been introduced to help with prairie restoration in Illinois at Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie in Wilmington and at Nachusa Grasslands in […]