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February 2023

Feb
7

Illinois Native Pollinators

Tuesday, February 7th, 2023
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Fremont Public Library, 1170 N Midlothian Rd, Mundelein, IL, 60060 Map
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Public Welcome Family Friendly Will be Recorded Free Event Chapter Meeting Wheelchair Accessible Public Restroom Free Public Parking Drinking Fountains

This presentation focuses on making plant choices with our native pollinators in mind. Presenter will discuss our native bees, butterflies, wasps, and other pollinators that are under serious threat from a variety of stress factors causing an unceasing decline in their populations. Learn of our pollinators’ importance to biodiversity and about the plants that attract them and why. Find out how a little effort on our part can go a long way for pollinators and our ecosystem while also providing you with beauty and enjoyment. 

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March 2023

Mar
7

Cranes Over Illinois

Tuesday, March 7th, 2023
to (Central Time)
Fremont Public Library, 1170 N Midlothian Rd, Mundelein, IL, 60060 Map
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Public Welcome Family Friendly Will be Recorded Free Event Chapter Meeting Wheelchair Accessible Public Restroom Free Public Parking Drinking Fountains

Illinois is home to the Sandhill Crane and the endangered Whooping Crane. The history, habitats and threats these cranes face will be discussed. We will also learn how the crane conservation partners are helping out these magnificent birds.

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April 2023

Apr
11

Seasonal Color with Native Plants

Tuesday, April 11th, 2023
to (Central Time)
Fremont Public Library, 1170 N Midlothian Rd, Mundelein, IL, 60060 Map
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Public Welcome Family Friendly Will be Recorded Limited Access Recording Free Event Chapter Meeting Wheelchair Accessible Public Restroom Free Public Parking Drinking Fountains

Many plants can add a pop of color to every season.  It's essential to plant across all seasons not just for colors but also to keep your garden and the miniature ecosystems in your backyard healthy and thriving year-round. Find out about some of the favorite spring ephemerals and summer staples in the native plant world, along with underrated fall foliage favorites and essential winter warriors.

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May 2023

May
2

Adventures in Bumble Bee-holding

Tuesday, May 2nd, 2023
to (Central Time)
Fremont Public Library, 1170 N Midlothian Rd, Mundelein, IL, 60060 Map
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Public Welcome Family Friendly Limited Access Recording Free Event Chapter Meeting Wheelchair Accessible Public Restroom Free Public Parking Drinking Fountains

Our presenter will introduce us to a variety of  bumble bee species which includes the once common, but now endangered Rusty-patched bumble bee. The program will cover the challenges bumble bees are facing, the important role they play in a healthy eco-system, and the action steps people can take to transition their community into a more hospitable and welcoming place for all pollinators. 

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