Calendar of Events

Tuesday, 8/3/21 Hidden Natural Treasures of Illinois

Illinois is large and biologically diverse with many pristine natural areas located across the state. Join botanist Chris Benda for a tour of the unique natural areas and rare plants that can be found in the 14 different natural divisions in Illinois.  This program will highlight places you never knew existed, with emphasis on the plants and animals of Illinois.


Speaker: Christopher Benda

This is an online program. Registration Is Required 
To register please click this link

Presented in partnership with Fremont Public Library


Tuesday, 9/7/21 Orchids of Illinois

Did you know that Illinois is home to over 50 species of native orchids? Almost half of them grow (or have grown) up in Lake County! Kathleen Garness will take us on a virtual tour of our lovely native orchids, talk about their habitats, and how we can be partners in their care and preservation.


Speaker: Kathleen Garness

This will be an online program. 


Tuesday, 10/5/21 Volo Bog: Illinois’ Quaking Wonderland

7:00 – 8:30 pm 

Fremont Public Library


Volo Bog is perhaps one of the best kept secrets in northeastern Illinois. This Illinois Nature Preserve features the state’s only open-water quaking bog where the trees shake with your steps, carnivorous plants await unsuspecting prey, and poison sumac grows ready to enforce the “Stay on the Trail” rule. Naturalist Stacy Iwanicki will “Zoom in” to share a wealth of insights into this fascinating world that features a dozens of endangered plants and an array of wildlife that finds home in Volo Bog and the other habitats in the State Natural Area. 


Speaker: Stacy Iwanicki

This will be an in-person presentation 


Saturday, 11/13/21 Nature’s Best Hope with Doug Tallamy

9:00 am – 12:00 noon

Round Lake Beach Cultural and Civic Center 

Join the Lake to Prairie Chapter for this very special event. This year we welcome back our good friend and outstanding author and speaker, Doug Tallamy. He will inspire us with not one but two  presentations covering his latest books, Nature’s Best Hope and The Nature of Oaks.




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

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