Calendar of Events

Tuesday, 8/6/19  Favorite Native Plants Through the Seasons

We are happy to have been able to reschedule this great program originally planned for February but cancelled due to an ice storm.  Join us for an evening with landscape designer and owner of Good-Natured Landscapes LLC, Denise Sandoval. as she discusses the native plants she uses most often in her designs because they are easy to grow, versatile, and beautiful. These plants do well in clay soils, are easy to find, and take a wide range of moisture and sun conditions. Plant attributes, behavior and their wildlife value in the landscape will also be covered.

 7:00 pm – 8:45 pm  

 Fremont Public Library 

1170 North Midlothian Rd  Mundelein, IL 60060

Speaker: Denise Sandoval

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Tuesday, 9/3/19  The Battle for Our Wetlands: How to Use Warrior Sedges to Fight Invasives

Have you ever attempted to take on the wetland thugs such as Reed Canary Grass, Cattails, or Phragmites? Have these thugs quickly overrun your restoration efforts and thwarted your attempts to establish native wetland species? Well, you are finally in luck! The Warrior Sedges are here to help take on the nastiest wetland invaders and will help you rebuild a functioning sedge meadow. Come learn how these tried and true Warriors have been used by volunteers to reclaim acres of sedge meadow at Flint Creek Savanna. Our native sedges make up a very large family of native plants. There is a sedge variety that will thrive in nearly every garden condition.

 7:00 pm – 8:45 pm  

 Fremont Public Library 

1170 North Midlothian Rd  Mundelein, IL 60060

Speaker: Kevin Scheiwiller

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Tuesday, 10/1/19  Birds of Prey and Their Amazing Story

Linda Breuer from Barnswallow, a private, not for profit state and federally licensed wild bird rehabilitation and education center, is dedicated to the rehabilitation of injured and orphaned songbirds and raptors with the goal of restoring them to freedom in the wild. What brings birds to Barnswallow?  They arrive for several different reasons.  Linda will discuss the many causes that result in  birds becoming orphaned and injured.  She will cover our plummeting bird populations and what we can do we can help. Program includes live birds of prey.

7:00 pm – 8:45 pm  

 Fremont Public Library 

1170 North Midlothian Rd  Mundelein, IL 60060

Speaker: Linda Breuer

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 6th Annual Native Landscaping Conference

 Creating Beautiful Native Communities

Saturday 11/9/19

8:30 am – 1:30 pm

Village of Round Lake Beach Cultural & Civic Center

 

This year we focus on promoting the use of natives to support sustainable landscaping and help you achieve the natural garden you desire. Our speakers, who are experts in their field, will supply plenty of inspiration and practical knowledge to help you take your garden to the next level. Each presenter will cover a variety of simple ways to add biodiversity and beauty to your home landscape by Going Native!  Whether you are a beginner or an experienced gardener you will go home with helpful tips, proven gardening practices, and many resources that will assist you in becoming a successful native plant gardener.

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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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