Making Succession Planning a Success for Your Family and Farmland – Webinar

Your family and farm are worth the effort. This webinar will help you move from good intentions to tangible steps forward for your family’s succession plan. You will learn about how to overcome common obstacles. You’ll also learn about the succession planning process, the service providers you’ll need, the special value of a succession facilitator, […]

$10

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

Cary Area Library 1606 Three Oaks Rd., Cary, IL

Learn how to attract monarchs and other butterflies, birds and bees to your yard. You will receive easy tips and info on gardening with native plant communities that will provide beauty and everything a pollinator needs to thrive. Date: Wednesday, March 9, 7-8:00 p.m. (In-person) Location: Cary Area Public Library, 1606 Three Oaks Rd, Cary, […]

Native Plants for Small Spaces Webinar

Native plants bring beauty and ecological health to even the smallest spaces in your yard, but it’s vital to choose the right plants. You’ll learn about some favorite native plants for small garden spaces and get tips on how to take care of them. A recording of the webinar will be emailed to registered participants […]

Native Trees and Shrubs for the Home Landscape

Cary Area Library 1606 Three Oaks Rd., Cary, IL

Native trees and shrubs provide year-round beauty as well as food and nesting habitat for birds and pollinators. Sarah Michehl from TLC will share some favorite native trees and shrubs appropriate for the home landscape. The presentation will also include information on foundation plantings, privacy hedgerows and species to feature in the home landscape. Date: […]

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

Learn how to attract monarchs and other butterflies, birds and bees to your yard. You will receive easy tips and info on gardening with native plant communities that will provide beauty and everything a pollinator needs to thrive. Date: Thursday March 17, Noon-1:00 p.m. (webinar) Fee: Free, please register here by March 14

Composting and Water Conservation Webinar

Water, food waste, and leaves ... don't throw them away, use them! TLC’s Sarah Michehl will share some easy ways to conserve water and turn those food scraps into something useful. She will also provide information, order forms, and lessons learned on the basics of rain barrels and composters in a suburban landscape. A recording […]

Learn to Burn

Hennen Conservation Area 4622 Dean St., Woodstock, IL

Join TLC to learn how to use fire to manage prairies, wetlands and woodlands safely. The class will be indoors and outdoors, so dress appropriately. Safety equipment will be provided. Please bring your lunch and a face mask. Date: Saturday April 2, 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. Location: Hennen Conservation Area, 4622 Dean St. Woodstock Fee: $35/TLC […]

$35 – $50

The Dance of the Woodcock with McHenry County Audubon

Boloria Meadows 7219 Millburne Ct., Bull Valley, IL

Spring is here! Join us to watch American Woodcocks performing their amazing courtship flights. The male woodcocks will make several preent calls and then launch themselves into the sky. While they are flying up, you can hear the wind whistling through their outer primary feathers. They descend in a zigzag pattern while making a chirping […]

How to Convert Lawn to a Wildflower Meadow from Seed Webinar with Crystal Lake Library

Webinar

Tired of maintaining large sections of lawn grass and want to attract birds and butterflies? Learn how to convert areas of your lawn to a native wildflower meadow from seed in this webinar with Sarah Michehl from The Land Conservancy of McHenry County. Free webinar - please register here: https://crystallake.librarycalendar.com/.../virtual-how.... Limited to 100 participants.

Free

The Dance of the Woodcock with McHenry County Audubon

Hennen Conservation Area 4622 Dean St., Woodstock, IL

Spring is here! Join us to watch American Woodcocks performing their amazing courtship flights. The male woodcocks will make several preent calls and then launch themselves into the sky. While they are flying up, you can hear the wind whistling through their outer primary feathers. They descend in a zigzag pattern while making a chirping […]

Harvest of Loneliness: The Bracero Program film screening and discussion

McHenry County College Luecht Auditorium 8900 US 14, Crystal Lake, IL

Harvest of Loneliness: The Bracero Program Film screening and discussion April 12, 2022    6:30 pm – 8:00 pm McHenry County College, Luecht Auditorium 8900 US Hwy 14, Crystal Lake, IL Free Admission, no registration required In recognition of the Mexican migrant workers and Mexican-Americans who have played an important role in shaping the agricultural landscape […]

Free

Vernal Pool Hike

Vernal pools are a little known but extremely important feature that occurs in our McHenry County Oak Woods. Come learn why these pools are essential for amphibians and other creatures like fairy shrimp! Dress to get muddy and dirty. Signs will be posted for parking. Date: Saturday, April 23, 10:00-11:30 a.m. Location: Harvard, IL – […]

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