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Free Screening of Plants, Pollinators and Prayers Documentary at the Bloomingdale Public Library on Wednesday, February 15, 2023 at 7:00 pm

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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. […]

Register for the Wild Things February 25, 2023 Conference

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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 […]

Forest Preserve District Of DuPage County Report December 2022

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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 […]

Plant Diversity Booms When Bison Return to the Prairie

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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 […]