Calendar of Events

Rescheduled due to weather New Date! Saturday 5/4/19  

A Walk with the Wild Ones: Ryerson Woods

This  552 acre preserve supports some of Illinois’ most pristine woodlands and several state-threatened and endangered species, and offers 6.5 miles of scenic trails that wind through a stately forest to the quiet Des Plaines River. Join us for a beautiful morning walk with our guide, site steward Bill Sullivan.  

PLEASE – RSVP here on our contact us page if you are planning to attend. 

10:00 – 11:30 am  

Guide: Bill Sullivan

 

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Tuesday 5/7/19  Recognize and Control a Six-pack of Invasive Plants

Invasive species interfere with the restoration of native ecosystems and the establishment of natural gardens.  Our presentation will explore 6 common invasive plants, giving characteristics for recognizing each. The life cycles of the plants will be discussed with the goal of being able to use control strategies for plants with similar life cycles. The control techniques presented will be “low tech” and user friendly for gardeners and stewards.  Our presenter will leave time for you to ask about your particular troublesome invaders.

 7:00 pm – 8:45 pm  

 Fremont Public Library

1170 North Midlothian Rd  Mundelein, IL 60060

Speaker: Mary Zaander 

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Tuesday 6/4/19  An Introduction to the Tallgrass Prairie

Illinois is named the prairie state, yet only one-tenth of one percent of prairies remain. Most have been lost to urban development, timber production or agriculture. Our tallgrass prairie is one of the most vulnerable places on Earth. Author, land steward, and Tuesdays in the Tallgrass prairie blogger, Cindy Crosby will share with us a brief history of the tallgrass prairie, and how different people have viewed it in diverse ways over time. Enjoy stories of how prairie plants have been used in the arts, in medicine, as groceries, and as love charms! Then discover ways you can engage more deeply with “our landscape of home.”

 7:00 pm – 8:45 pm  

 Fremont Public Library 

1170 North Midlothian Rd  Mundelein, IL 60060

Speaker: Cindy Crosby

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Tuesday, 7/2/19  Wild for Monarchs Education Panel Program

Join us for this evening program on everything monarch. From the amazing migration to the joys of being a monarch citizen scientist and everything in-between. Families with children welcome. 

 7:00 pm – 8:45 pm  

 Fremont Public Library 

1170 North Midlothian Rd  Mundelein, IL 60060

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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  Sedges:  Landscaping Problem Solvers

Sedges make up a very large family of native plants. There is a sedge variety that will thrive in nearly every garden condition. Explore how these beautiful, versatile plants can help solve your landscaping challenges.

 7:00 pm – 8:45 pm  

 Fremont Public Library 

1170 North Midlothian Rd  Mundelein, IL 60060

Speaker: Kevin Scheiwiller

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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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