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Kishwaukee Fen Restoration Workday

Kishwaukee Fen 10010 Palmer Dr., Lakewood, IL

As the growing season gets underway, now’s the time to strike at malignant weeds that threaten wetland biodiversity. Top of the list at Kish Fen are reed canary grass, purple loosestrife, and broadleaved cattails. We’ll discuss various management techniques and determine the best fit for various parts of the preserve, based on ground conditions. B.Y.O.S. […]

Thompson Road Farm Restoration Workday

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

Join Bruce Killips at Thompson Road Farm 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, honeysuckle and bittersweet but many […]

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 […]

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

Johnsburg Library 3000 N. Johnsburg Rd., Johnsburg, IL

Celebrate National Pollinator Week and learn how to attract monarch butterflies and other butterflies, birds, and bees to your yard. Join Sarah Michehl with The Land Conservancy of McHenry County for information on gardening with native plants that will provide beauty and everything a pollinator could need. 

Boloria Meadows Nature Walk

Boloria Meadows 7219 Millburne Ct., Bull Valley, IL

Join us for a family friendly butterfly and pollinator walk at the beautiful Boloria Meadows Nature Preserve in Bull Valley. The preserve contains over 45 acres of high-quality restored wetlands, prairies and oak woodlands. With over 150 species of wildflowers, Boloria is a haven for over 30 species of native butterflies as well as many […]

Common Ground Documentary Screening

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

Join us for the McHenry County premiere of the new documentary Common Ground! Directed by Josh and Rebecca Tickell, Common Ground provides hope for future generations with concrete ways to fix a broken food system. A sobering yet hopeful independent documentary investigating the often toxic interconnections of farming and food systems, Common Ground explores the […]

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 […]

Kishwaukee Fen Restoration Workday

Kishwaukee Fen 10010 Palmer Dr., Lakewood, IL

As the growing season gets underway, now’s the time to strike at malignant weeds that threaten wetland biodiversity. Top of the list at Kish Fen are reed canary grass, purple loosestrife, and broadleaved cattails. We’ll discuss various management techniques and determine the best fit for various parts of the preserve, based on ground conditions. B.Y.O.S. […]

Kishwaukee Fen Restoration Workday

Kishwaukee Fen 10010 Palmer Dr., Lakewood, IL

As the growing season gets underway, now’s the time to strike at malignant weeds that threaten wetland biodiversity. Top of the list at Kish Fen are reed canary grass, purple loosestrife, and broadleaved cattails. We’ll discuss various management techniques and determine the best fit for various parts of the preserve, based on ground conditions. B.Y.O.S. […]

Art of the Land

The Starline Factory 306 W. Front St., Harvard, IL

Enjoy the work of fine artists and skilled artisans who are inspired by the local landscape to create unique works of art. 30% of all art sales support TLC’s land preservation work in McHenry County. The show takes place at the beautiful Starline Factory in Harvard, a work of art in itself! Art of the […]

Art of the Land

The Starline Factory 306 W. Front St., Harvard, IL

Enjoy the work of fine artists and skilled artisans who are inspired by the local landscape to create unique works of art. 30% of all art sales support TLC’s land preservation work in McHenry County. The show takes place at the beautiful Starline Factory in Harvard, a work of art in itself! Art of the […]