Calendar of Events


Tuesday, 9/1/20  Dragonflies and Damselflies: Frequent Fliers of the Wild Garden

Few insects are as fascinating as Illinois’ dragonflies and damselflies. From their unusual life cycle of transformation, their bizarre sex life, mystifying migratory habits, and their struggle for survival, there is plenty to discover and marvel about! Be amazed at their natural history as you see beautiful close-up images of different species that are found in the Chicago Region. Then, learn how you can become involved in caring for these remarkable flying creature through making your backyard more dragonfly-friendly.

This program has moved online

7:00 pm -8:30 pm  

Fremont Public Library 

Speaker: Cindy Crosby



Tuesday, 10/6/20  State of the Urban Forest – Challenges and Opportunities

When the Chicago Region Trees Initiative (CRTI) kicked off in 2014, the trees of our region were in a state of transition. We were in the midst of the emerald ash borer crisis, the most common tree was invasive buckthorn, species diversity and canopy cover were low, and land managers and nursery owners were both still reeling from the great recession. The silver lining is the strong partnerships that have grown to solve these problems and improve the health of our urban trees. Come hear how 200 partners across the Chicago Region are working together to tackle challenges and how you can be part of the solution, too. 

7:00 pm – 8:45 pm  

Fremont Public Library 

1170 North Midlothian Rd  Mundelein, IL 60060

Speaker: Melissa Custic


Saturday, 11/14/20  Native Landscaping Conference

Dr. Douglas Tallamy, renowned author, professor and visionary conservationist, will speak on the state of our global biodiversity and discuss how each of us can help make a difference by turning our landscapes and gardens into conservation corridors for nature.


8:30 am – 1:30 pm

Round Lake Beach Cultural and Civic Center

2007 N. Civic Center Way

Round Lake Beach, IL  


  More Conference details coming soon!                              


Our monthly meetings take place at Fremont Public Library located in Mundelein, Illinois, usually on the 1st Tuesday of each month.

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