Upcoming Events

Thursday, March 15, 2018, 7:00 PM

Nachusa Grasslands: From Inception to Bison

This month’s speakers, Becky and Hank Hartman, will present a brief history of Nachusa Grasslands, including a discussion of the acquisition of bison and their impact on the grasslands. They will speak about the work they are doing on the unit that they are responsible for restoring and maintaining. A brief overview of the flowers of Nachusa will also be presented. Read more...

Native Plant Sale

The chapter conducts two native plant sales each year; native plants in the spring, and trees and shrubs in the fall.

Wonderful Native Plants

Native plants were evolving with native mammals, birds, bees and pollinators centuries before Europeans came here. Now these native plant species are dwindling as are the creatures we love that depend on them for food and as host plants used for reproduction of beneficial insects. These in turn provide beautiful butterflies, food for baby birds, and pest control for harmful insects. Lovely native plants also help the earth as they absorb water runoff, and delete the need for herbicides, pesticides and fertilizers which kill friendly soil microbes, insects, and earthworms. Read more...

Our Meetings

We usually meet the third Thursday in the Physical Education Center at Rock Valley College, 3301 N Mulford Rd, Rockford, Illinois 61114. Most programs are free and open to the public. See Monthly Meetings for more information. Directions to meeting location.


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