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CANCELLED – Winter Night’s Family Fun at Hennen Conservation Area

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

This event is cancelled due to the cold weather expected Friday evening.  Bring the family out to experience the magic of a Woodstock winter evening! Enjoy a wintry night in the woods complete with bonfires, a night hike on a luminaria-lit trail, and a sheltered area with hot cocoa. Dress to be outside and walking […]

Free

SOLD OUT – Forest Bathing Walk at Hennen Conservation Area

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

Join certified forest bathing guide Jennifer Boudart for a slow, mindful walk that will help you reconnect with nature. You’ll be guided through a series of gentle, open-ended invitations to awaken your senses and relax into the present moment as you explore what the land has to offer. The pace is easy, and the walk […]

$25

Plan Your Native Plant Garden Webinar

Planning to start a new native plant garden this spring? Join us! TLC’s Sarah Michehl will cover topics such as site preparation, favorite easy plant choices for sun and shade, the pollinator connection, and vital maintenance tips to make any garden a success.

Free

Gardening with Native Trees and Shrubs Webinar

Webinar

Native trees and shrubs provide year-round beauty as well as food and nesting habitat for birds and pollinators. Join TLC’s Sarah Michehl for some favorite native trees and shrubs appropriate for the home landscape. The program will highlight foundation plantings, privacy hedgerows, and species to feature. A recording of the webinar will be emailed to […]

Free

Forest Bathing Walk at Hennen Conservation Area

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

Join certified forest bathing guide Jennifer Boudart for a mindful walk to celebrate the arrival of the spring season. 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 […]

$30

Learn to Burn

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

Join TLC to learn how to use fire to manage prairies, wetlands and woodlands safely. The class will be inside and outside so dress appropriately. Safety equipment will be provided. Please bring lunch and water.

$35 – $50

TLC’s 33rd Annual Celebration – Beaverland: How one Weird Rodent Made America

Smith's Central Events 3315 Pearl St., McHenry, IL

The program will be about living in harmony with the beavers in our area in celebration of International Beaver Day April 7! Enjoy an afternoon high tea, visit with friends old and new, and celebrate the people, places and achievements that make TLC the vital organization it is. Celebrate International Beaver Day and enjoy an […]

$60 – $1000

The Dance of the Woodcock

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 sound and […]

How to Convert Lawn to Wildflower Meadow with Seed

Barrington Area Library 505 N. Northwest Hwy., Barrington, IL

Tired of maintaining large sections of lawn grass? Want to attract birds and butterflies? Learn how to convert areas of your lawn to a native wildflower meadow from seed in this program with Sarah Michehl, Community Ecologist with The Land Conservancy of McHenry County.

Free

The Dance of the Woodcock

Yonder Prairie 1100 S. Rose Farm Rd., 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 sound and […]

Vernal Pool Hike

Harvard, IL Harvard, IL

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.

$5

The Dance of the Woodcock

Yonder Prairie 1100 S. Rose Farm Rd., 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 sound and […]