Updates from the Wild Ones Northern Kane County Chapter
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Upcoming Meeting on Thursday,  January 28

                           Join us for our first meeting of 2016!

Member Jan Sorensen, who completed the Land Ethic Leadership training at the Aldo Leopold Center in Baraboo, Wisconsin, will give us some background information about what we'll be seeing. Green Fire is the first full length documentary film about legendary environmentalist Aldo Leopold. It highlights Leopold's extraordinary career and traces how he shaped and influenced the modern environmental movement and continues to inspire us today.

On Our Horizon

Pre-order for Our May 7 Plant Sale — Watch for It!
Are you a member
of Northern Kane County Wild Ones?      
                      Then you will soon receive an email                        
                           regarding pre-orders for our 
                                    May 7 plant sale.

As a member, you will be able to order plugs from the entire Natural Garden Natives list of 186 species (in flats of 38), and also pints from a list of 67 species (half flats of 5 and and full flats of 10). There will also be some ¼, ½ and full flats (limited availability of 32-flats) of leftovers from Natural Garden Natives. 

At the sale on 
May 7
, only the 67 species in pints — and a very limited selection from the leftover 32-flat size — will be available. P
re-orders are due by the end of February, giving you time to plan to share flats.  

Not a member? Join now and take advantage of this great membership benefit!


Thursday, February 25, 7:00             Lorrie Otto

Bret Rapaport talks about
Lorrie Otto,
the founder of Wild Ones.

        Meeting at 7:00 p.m. at Christ the Lord Lutheran Church
Thursday, March 24, 7:00                  Dragonflies — and Naturalists

Sarah Fellerer, from University of Illinois Extension will present information about the Master Naturalist Program.

Cindy Crosby, of the Morton Arboretum, will talk about dragonflies.

 Meeting at 7:00 p.m. at Christ the Lord Lutheran Church

Congratulation, Sue Wagoner

Sue, a member of NK Wild Ones, won 1st place in the pollinator division of the
2015 National Wild Ones photo contest. 
 She calls it BumbleBee-Bonset, and it is in the 2016 Wild Ones Calendar. 


Restoration Workdays for Dundee Township Open Space

Each month, volunteers participate in 5 or 6 workdays to restore Open Space lands in Dundee Township. You are invited to come out and help with work that restores the land — and the soul.

Click here to get dates, times, and up-to-date changes / cancellations. 
Or contact June Keibler at 847-340-6501

The Annual Great Backyard Bird Count (GBBC)              February 12-15

Birdwatchers around the world count and report details about the birds in their area during these four days,. The information they submit is used by the sponsors, Cornell Lab of Ornithology and the National Audubon Society, for scientific research.

You can participate at home or elsewhere on your own  (info here)
                                                     or join the fun at nearby locations, including those listed below:

Dundee Township Office, 557 Barrington Ave. in E. Dundee

10-1:30 on the 14th and 15th (Saturday and Sunday)
 Hickory Knolls Discovery Center, 3795 Campton Hills Drive
12-3:00 on the 14th (Saturday) with the Kane County Audubon group 

Schweitzer Forest Preserve, 16N690 Sleepy Hollow Rd, West Dundee, IL

Learn from the Experts has two upcoming programs ($10 / person)


Winter Tree ID, Saturday, January 30, 1 - 3:00 p.m.

Meet at Creek Bend Nature Center.

Meet the Smooth Green Snake, Saturday, February 6, 10-11:30
Hickory Knolls Nature Center
These snakes are making a comeback in our area.

Sponsored by Kane County Forest Preserve and Geneva and St. Charles Park Districts
Register at or call (630) 444-3190

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