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Lynda Clayton Preserve Restoration Workday

Lynda Clayton Preserve 4908 N. Waltshire Ln. (nearest address), McHenry, IL

We hope you can join us at Lynda Clayton, a 13-acre mosaic of sedge meadows, and marshes, with some invasive shrubs mixed in. We hope to be able to burn this site in the future but first we need to clear a fire break around the property. Last year, we teamed up with staff from […]

Birds, Bees and Butterflies: Plant Your Own Pollinator Garden!

McHenry County College 8900 US Hwy 14, Crystal Lake, IL, United States

Learn how to attract monarch butterflies and other butterflies, birds and bees to your yard. Join Sarah Michehl from The Land Conservancy of McHenry County for easy tips and info on gardening with native plant communities that will provide beauty and everything a pollinator could need.

$15

Crowley Oaks Restoration Workday

Crowley Oaks Woods 18725 Crowley Rd., Harvard, IL

Join Larry for another restoration adventure at Crowley Oak Woods! Restoration has been occurring on this 80 acre tract since the winter of 2020 and we're making excellent progress clearing the brush from the highest quality areas of the preserve. We conducted our first prescribed burn here this spring and the ground layer has responded in a really positive way! We'll […]

Irish Oaks Restoration Workday

Irish Oaks Nature Preserve 19017 Lincoln Rd., Harvard, IL

These workdays are hosted by our extraordinary steward, Margee Pieper, who has been a vital part of the successes at this site. Under her thoughtful leadership, the history and beauty of Irish oaks is finally revealed for everyone to enjoy. Location for this workday is yet to be determined but if it's not too hot we'll probably be working to clear the […]

Thompson Road Preserve Restoration Workday

Thompson Road Farm 9505 Thompson Rd., Bull Valley, IL

Join Bruce Killips at Thompson Road Preserve for a day of woodland restoration! TLC partnered with Bull Valley to purchase and protect this property as a natural area. It's made up of mostly wet sedge meadow and woodland habitats that are in need of invasive management. The oak woods is roughly 35 acres and heavily infested with buckthorn, […]

Crowley Oaks Restoration Workday

Crowley Oaks Woods 18725 Crowley Rd., Harvard, IL

Join Larry for another restoration adventure at Crowley Oak Woods! Restoration has been occurring on this 80 acre tract since the winter of 2020 and we're making excellent progress clearing the brush from the highest quality areas of the preserve. We conducted our first prescribed burn here this spring and the ground layer has responded in a really positive way! We'll […]

Crowley Oaks Restoration Workday

Crowley Oaks Woods 18725 Crowley Rd., Harvard, IL

Join Larry for another restoration adventure at Crowley Oak Woods! Restoration has been occurring on this 80 acre tract since the winter of 2020 and we're making excellent progress clearing the brush from the highest quality areas of the preserve. We conducted our first prescribed burn here this spring and the ground layer has responded in a really positive way! We'll […]

August Learning Circle for Women Farmland Owners

Gold Fern Farm 18N681 State Route 31, Dundee, IL

An event intended for women farmers and farmland owners to join other women to share ideas, stories, and expertise on how to manage the land you love. This Learning Circle will focus on topics such as growing cut flowers including incorporating native flowers, flower breeding, transitioning away from tillage and plastic, and hosting workshops. Special […]

$5

Native Seed Collection for the Home Gardener

Crystal Lake Public Library 126 W. Paddock St., Crystal Lake, IL

Use those seeds! Join Sarah Michehl from The Land Conservancy of McHenry County for tips and tricks on how to collect your native plant seeds. Basic seed identification, collection methods and timelines, and tips on how to direct sow will be covered. Our habitats need all the native plant help they can get, so let’s […]

Free

Forest Bathing Walk

Hennen Conservation Area 4622 Dean St., Woodstock, IL, United States

Join certified forest bathing guide Jennifer Boudart for a mindful walk to celebrate summer. You'll be guided through a series of invitations to slow down and tune into your senses as you notice what is happening in the woods and around the pond. The pace is easy, and the walk will cover less than half a mile. It will […]

$30

Thompson Road Preserve Restoration Workday

Thompson Road Farm 9505 Thompson Rd., Bull Valley, IL

Join Bruce Killips at Thompson Road Preserve for a day of woodland restoration! TLC partnered with Bull Valley to purchase and protect this property as a natural area. It's made up of mostly wet sedge meadow and woodland habitats that are in need of invasive management. The oak woods is roughly 35 acres and heavily infested with buckthorn, […]

Native Seed Collection for the Home Gardener

McHenry County College 8900 US Hwy 14, Crystal Lake, IL, United States

Use those seeds! Join Sarah Michehl from The Land Conservancy of McHenry County for tips and tricks on how to collect your native plant seeds. Basic seed identification, collection methods and timelines, and tips on how to direct sow will be covered. Our habitats need all the native plant help they can get, so let’s […]

$15