Events

Events Archive: 2022 | 2023 | Upcoming Events

January 2022

Jan
20

Doug Tallamy video

Thursday, January 20th, 2022
to (Central Time)
Online/Virtual

Public Welcome Chapter Meeting Program/Speaker Presentation

Replay of Doug Tallamy's Nature Best Hope video.

Jan
27

Fantastic Fungi movie

Thursday, January 27th, 2022
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Online/Virtual

Public Welcome Free Event Chapter Meeting Program/Speaker Presentation

The movie Fantastic Fungi

February 2022

Feb
17

Restoring Oaks in our Kane County Ecosystem

Thursday, February 17th, 2022
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Online/Virtual

Public Welcome Free Event Chapter Meeting Program/Speaker Presentation

Lydia Scott, Director of CRTI, Chicago Region Trees Initiative, spoke about our local ecosystems and what we need to do to restore the oaks, and other native trees.

Feb
18

Teach In

Friday, February 18th, 2022
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Online/Virtual

Public Welcome Family Friendly Program/Speaker Presentation

Two of our members recorded a session for U-46 (Elgin) for the National Biodiversity Teach in, which is disseminated nationally to students in K-12.  It was on the basics of native landscaping. 

Feb
24

Benjamin Vogt

Thursday, February 24th, 2022
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Online/Virtual

Public Welcome Free Event Chapter Meeting Program/Speaker Presentation

Benjamin Vogt presents:  the Fundamentals of Gardening in Layers

Feb
28

Basics of native gardening Members Only

Monday, February 28th, 2022
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Members Only Program/Speaker Presentation

Two of our members presented the basics of native gardening as well as the areas around Elgin at which work has been completed.

March 2022

Mar
26

Witness Trees

Saturday, March 26th, 2022
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Hickory Knolls Nature Center, 3795 Campton Hills Rd, St. Charles, IL, 60175 Map

Public Welcome Free Event Chapter Meeting Program/Speaker Presentation

A history of the witness tree and a visit to one at the nature center.

April 2022

Apr
16

Earth Day Event

Saturday, April 16th, 2022
to (Central Time)
Hawthorn Hills Nature Center, 28 Brookside Dr, Elgin, IL, 60123 Map

Public Welcome Free Event Wheelchair Accessible Public Restroom Free Public Parking

Had a table at an Earth Day event.

Apr
23

Earth Day Event

Saturday, April 23rd, 2022
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Elburn Forest Preserve, 45 IL-38, Maple Park, IL, 60151 Map

Public Welcome Family Friendly Free Event Free Public Parking

Tree planting day for families at Elburn Forest Preserve, sponsored by the Forest Preserve District of Kane County.

Apr
29

Pick up Pre-order shrubs and bushes Members Only

Friday, April 29th, 2022
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Johnson's Mound Forest Preserve, 41W600 Hughes Rd, Elburn, IL, 60119 Map

Members Only Seed/Plant Sale

Member pre-order pick up

Apr
30

Tour of Keibler Alden property

Saturday, April 30th, 2022
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Private residence Alden, IL

Public Welcome Free Event Home Garden Tour Group Tour Free Public Parking

Tour of members' Steve and June Keibler of restored prairie and woodlands

May 2022

May
3

Basics of Native Gardening Members Only

Tuesday, May 3rd, 2022
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Isaac Walton League, 899 Jay St, Elgin, IL, 60120 Map

Members Only Free Event Program/Speaker Presentation

This was a presentation at the request of the Isaac Walton League to their members. 

May
6

Pick up of Pre-ordered Plants Members Only

Friday, May 6th, 2022
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Gray Willows Farm, 5 Corron Rd, Campton Hills, IL, 60175 Map

Members Only Seed/Plant Sale

This was the pick-up for the members' pre-order for plants.

May
7

Walk at Trout Park

Saturday, May 7th, 2022
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Trout Park, 576 Trout Park Blvd, Elgin, IL, 60120 Map

Public Welcome Free Event

Member Sue Bohne and steward at Trout Park led a spring wildflower walk.

May
9

Wildflower walk

Monday, May 9th, 2022
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Elgin High School, 1200 Maroon Dr, Elgin, IL, 60120 Map

Public Welcome Free Event Group Tour

Two members took science students on a wildflower walk.

May
13

Plant Sale

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Gray Willows Farm, 5 Corron Rd, Campton Hills, IL, 60175 Map

Public Welcome Seed/Plant Sale Public Restroom Free Public Parking

This was our public sale--drop off by nurseries on 5/13; sale on 5/14

June 2022

Jun
25

Garden Tours

Saturday, June 25th, 2022
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Tours of 2 member gardens, St. Charles, IL Map

Public Welcome Free Event Home Garden Tour Free Public Parking

Tours of 2 members' gardens

July 2022

Jul
23

Soil Mapping and Glacial History

Saturday, July 23rd, 2022
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Hickory Knolls Nature Center, 3795 Campton Hills Rd, St. Charles, IL, 60175 Map

Public Welcome Free Event Chapter Meeting Program/Speaker Presentation Wheelchair Accessible Public Restroom Free Public Parking

A history of soil from looking at glacial history.  Soil mapping and what it means for restoration and native plants.

August 2022

Aug
13

Prairie Fest

Saturday, August 13th, 2022
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Corron Farm, 7 Corron Ct, Campton Hills, IL, 60175 Map

Public Welcome Family Friendly Free Event Public Restroom Free Public Parking

Prairie Fest is organized by Campton Township Open Space.  We had a table there.

Aug
27

7th Avenue Project in St. Charles

Saturday, August 27th, 2022
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7th Avenue, St. Charles, IL Map

Public Welcome Free Event

The city of St. Charles re-meandered a stream to prevent ongoing flooding.  This was a tour of the project.

September 2022

Sep
4

It's Our Fox River Day

Sunday, September 4th, 2022
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Buffalo Park, 19 State Rte 31, Algonquin, IL, 60102 Map

Public Welcome Family Friendly Public Restroom Free Public Parking

All up and down the Fox River, there were events about cleaning the Fox River.  We had a table in Algonquin. 

Sep
9

Fall Plant Sale

Friday, September 9th, 2022
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Johnson's Mound Forest Preserve, 41W600 Hughes Rd, Elburn, IL, 60119 Map

Public Welcome Seed/Plant Sale Free Public Parking

This was our fall plant sale.  People had to order online from specified offerings and picked them up at the forest preserve.

October 2022

Oct
8

Garden Party

Saturday, October 8th, 2022
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Public Welcome Free Event Chapter Meeting Home Garden Tour

All members and friends were invited to the home of president Kim Haag to tour the fall garden, meet other Wild Ones members, have food and talk plants.  We raffled off plants too.

Oct
27

Heather Holm discusses pollinator wasps

Thursday, October 27th, 2022
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Online/Virtual

Public Welcome Free Event Chapter Meeting Program/Speaker Presentation

Heather Holm presented on wasps as pollinators.

December 2022

Dec
4

Holiday Party Members Only

Sunday, December 4th, 2022
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Johnson's Mound Forest Preserve Cabin, 41W600 Hughes Rd, Elburn, IL, 60119 Map

Members Only Chapter Meeting Chapter Social Wheelchair Accessible Public Restroom Free Public Parking

This was our holiday party and election of officers.