Upcoming Meetings

Thursday, April 20, 6:30 PM

Trends in Backyard wildlife

Learn about the recent history of natural areas management and protection in northern Illinois, and how it has led to notable changes in local wildlife populations. This presentation will look at trends in the wild neighbors that visit and share our backyards, and how native landscaping has further aided in connecting our fragmented habitats. Read more...

Thursday, May 20, 6:30 PM

Ornamental Invasive Plants: Their Threat to Natural Areas and Native Communities

Hear how invasive plants are a serious threat to the health and diversity of native ecosystems. This presentation will cover the ecology and history of several common ornamental invaders; mention some upcoming species that are emerging as new invaders; review recent changes in Illinois invasive plant regulations; and discuss what homeowners, land managers, and citizens can do to help combat the threat of invasive plants. Read more...

July 13, 15 and 16 Lecture and Yard Tours

Save the date for the Wild Ones Rock River Chapter lecture and natural landscape tour! It’s never too early to start getting the word out, so feel free to share this far and wide. The theme of this year’s event is Inviting Nature Home: The Pollination of Native Plants. Read more...

Our Meetings

We meet the third Thursday of most months 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.

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