Winter Night’s Family Fun at Hennen Conservation Area

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

Bring the whole family out to experience the magic of a Woodstock winter evening. Enjoy a wintery night in the woods complete with bonfires, night hikes and a sheltered area with hot cocoa. Dress to be outside and walking on trails in the winter! Please register so we can contact you in case of cancellation […]

Winter Tree and Shrub Identification

Ryder's Woods 750 Kimball Ave., Woodstock, IL

No leaves? No problem! Join Kim Elsenbroek, TLC’s land conservation specialist, to learn how trees and shrubs can be identified based on their twigs and bark. Class will be entirely outdoors, so please wear clothes and boots appropriate for the weather and uneven trail conditions. Registration closes Jan. 16. Date: Wednesday, Jan. 18, 1-2:30 p.m. […]

Plan Your Native Plant Garden Webinar

Planning on starting a new native plant garden this spring? Join us! We will discuss site preparation, favorite easy plant choices for sun and shade, the pollinator connection, and vital maintenance tips to make any garden a success. Registration closes Feb. 7 at noon. Date: Thursday, Feb. 9, 12-1:30 p.m. Fee: Free, please register here […]

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

Webinar

Learn how to attract monarch butterflies and other butterflies, birds and bees to your yard. Join us for easy tips and information on gardening with native plant communities that will provide beauty and everything a pollinator could need. A recording of the webinar will be emailed to registered participants after the program.

Native Trees and Shrubs for the Home Landscape 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. We will cover foundation plantings, privacy hedgerows and species to feature in your landscape. A recording of the webinar will be […]

Learn to Burn

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

Learn how to use fire to manage prairies, wetlands and woodlands safely. Class will take place both indoors and outdoors, so dress appropriately. Safety equipment will be provided. Please bring lunch and water. This class is limited to 15 participants, so register early! Date: Saturday, March 25, 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. Location: Hennen Conservation Area, 4622 […]

The Dance of the Woodcock

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

Spring is here! Join us as we attempt to witness American woodcocks perform 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 feathers. They descend in a zigzag pattern while making a […]

Raices Latinas: Agriculture in McHenry County

Woodstock Opera House 121 W. Van Buren St., Woodstock, IL

Raices Latinas: Agriculture in McHenry County is a new project that is having its debut event on Thursday, March 30 at 6:30 p.m. at the Woodstock Opera House, 121 W Van Buren Street, Woodstock, Il. A reception with refreshments begins at 5:30 p.m. The event will feature the documentary film Harvest of Loneliness: The Bracero […]

The Dance of the Woodcock

Boloria Meadows 7219 Millburne Ct., Bull Valley, IL

Spring is here! Join us as we attempt to witness American woodcocks perform 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 feathers. They descend in a zigzag pattern while making a […]

Battle against Buckthorn and Its Buddies

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

Want some practical tips on how to rid your property of invasive tree species such as buckthorn and honeysuckle? Join Sarah Michehl, Community Ecologist with The Land Conservancy, to learn how to control these species. We will cover native tree and shrub replacement recommendations, too! Date: Wednesday, April 12, 7-8:00 p.m. Location: Cary Area Public […]

The Dance of the Woodcock

Barefoot Ridge 1304 Deerpass Rd., Marengo, il

Spring is here! Join us as we attempt to witness American woodcocks perform 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 feathers. They descend in a zigzag pattern while making a […]

The Seeds of Vandana Shiva – Free Film Screening

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

How did the willful daughter of a Himalayan forest conservator become Monsanto’s worst nightmare? The Seeds of Vandana Shiva tells the remarkable life story of Gandhian eco-activist Dr. Vandana Shiva, how she stood up to the corporate Goliaths of industrial agriculture, rose to prominence in the ecological food movement, and is inspiring an international crusade for change. […]

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