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Preserving the Family Farm

McHenry County Farm Bureau 1102 McConnell Rd., Woodstock, IL

Hosted by: The Land Conservancy of McHenry County When: Friday, October 20, 2023 10:00 a.m. – noon (lunch included) Where: 1102 McConnell Rd, Woodstock, IL (McHenry County Farm Bureau) Do you think about the future of your farm and what will happen to it after you no longer own it? This free seminar is for […]

Free

Seed Sharing Day

Open to TLC members, Seed Sharing Day is an annual event organized by TLC and hosted by a number of landowners. This is an opportunity for people to collect and share native seed for their prairie, savanna and wet habitats. Beginners are encouraged to join landowners to collect native plant seed at an assigned site. An […]

Free

Common Ground Gathering

Duke's Alehouse and Kitchen 110 N. Main St., Crystal Lake, IL

A gathering of farmers and farmland owners. Common Ground features inspiring land access stories and organizations that are engaged in supporting farmers on the land. Farmers and landowners attending will meet new people and have a chance to talk with each other and organizations that can help them with land issues. This will be a learning, networking and casual […]

$10

CANCELLED – Winter Tree and Shrub Identification

Ryders Woods 556 Lake Ave., Woodstock, IL

Cancelled due to the cold weather forecast. No leaves? No problem! Join Kim Elsenbroek, TLC’s land conservation specialist, to learn how trees and shrubs can be identified based on twigs and bark. The class will be entirely outdoors, so please wear clothes and boots appropriate for the weather and uneven trail conditions.

$5

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 […]