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Wild Ones Rock River Valley Chapter recipient of the 2014 Seth B. Atwood Award for Parks and Conservation in the Organzational category by the Winnebago County Forest Preserve District!

Our Next Event:

Thursday, September 17, 2015 7:00 p.m.:

Native Gardens to Attract Migrating Birds

Marian Thill, Master Gardener, Chicago Botanic Garden.

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Millions of birds fly through our region twice yearly.  Learn how to make your yard a welcome respite on their long journey by planting natives that will provide food and shelter. Marian Thill, of Cook County, will present a slide presentation showing native shrubs, perennials, and annuals to plant in order to attract migrating birds.

Marian Thill earned her Master Gardener Certificate from the Chicago Botanic Garden and became a Certified Naturalist through the Morton Arboretum. She is also a Bird Monitor through the Bird Conservation Network. Marian is currently using her vast wealth of knowledge to educate children and adults on how to use native plantings to attract birds and butterflies to local gardens.

Whether you have a small native garden or a sprawling natural landscape, you’ll leave Marian’s presentation inspired and prepared to invite someone new to your backyard!

We meet at Rock Valley College, 3301 N Mulford Rd, Rockford, Illinois 61114, in the Woodward Technology Center (WTC). Look for the signs. The meeting begins at 7:00 p.m. Come at 6:30 p.m. to socialize before the 7:00 meeting, browse merchandise, check out the lending library and Wild Ones information booth. This program is free and open to the public.

September 12, 2015
Klehm Arboretum presents Native Plants of the Midwest
with Alan Branhagen - Director of Horticulture at Powell Gardens, MO
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