Tag: The Land Conservancy of McHenry County

Meet TLC Volunteer Mary Mariutto

The best ideas surface when friends meet new friends over coffee. In 2008, Rene Dankert invited me to meet Lisa Haderlein and Linda Balek for coffee and brainstorming to develop a fundraiser for TLC, and Art of the Land was...

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Be aware of Invasive Species

The month of May is officially Invasive Species Awareness Month in Illinois! The goal of the month is to help every resident of the state find out what he or she can do to help stop the spread of invasive plants, animals,...

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Where, oh where have the hedgerows gone?

The last year or two, I’ve noticed changes to the farm fields I pass on my commute between Harvard and Woodstock each day. The hedgerows are thinning and in some cases, disappearing altogether. As used here, the term hedgerow...

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Nature and the Economy

I heard an amazing speaker at MCC recently, Jon Erickson, Dean of the University of Vermont’s Rubenstein School of the Environment and Natural Resources. Erickson is an economist, which would normally have kept me away from...

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Don’t take water for granted

I am fascinated by water. Humans can only survive a few days without it, and our bodies are 65% water. Less than one percent of the water on planet earth is available for people to use because the vast majority of water is...

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What is Darkness?

While driving late one night between Woodstock and Harvard, it struck me how dark it seemed. Most house lights were out, so the landscape visible along Route 14 was dark. It was a new moon, so there was no moonlight from the...

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