The Problem The topic of invasive plants can be a prickly one. Burning Bushes, Barberry Bushes, Callery Pears, and Asian Honeysuckles are very popular landscaping choices as are the latest plants that the horticultural industry is selling, most of which have been imported from other continents solely for decorative purposes in a yard. Invasives do […] Continue reading "Invasives Presentation Recap"
Native Plantings to Attract Migratory Birds After a little good-natured group tribute to Doug Tallamy, Judy Pollock told us about the real conservation work we can do. Where? Not in faraway places at all but simply in our own yards. In Judy’s own yard in Evanston, IL, she has observed 125 migratory species in her […] Continue reading "Notes from Judith Pollock’s Presentation on Attracting Migratory Birds"
West Cook Wild Ones will bring Jack MacRae, a Naturalist from the DuPage Forest Preserves, to present Behind the Scenes at a Wild Animal Hospital.” This presentation gives a look at the Willowbrook Wildlife Center, the oldest and largest wild animal hospital in the U.S. Mr. MacRae will speak to us about the animals that […] Continue reading "Behind the Scenes at a Wild Animal Hospital & Seed Swap"
Our First Native Plant Sale was a Great Success! Thanks to your enthusiastic participation, nearly 750 additional native plants will be growing in our communities this Spring! The money we raised will provide resources to help us bring in expert speakers and create demonstration gardens in parks and schools. Together were making the West Cook […] Continue reading "April"
Are you longing for Spring flowers? Turn your dreams into garden plans. We have a great line-up of workshops and presentations to recommend that will inspire you and provide you with the skills you need to be successful with native plants. Learn from the experts how you can be part of the movement to […] Continue reading "Newsletter – Janurary 2014 Edition"
Stephen Packard is for the birds. And we mean that in the best possible way. The founding director of Audubon Chicago Region and one of the most highly respected nature advocates in the Midwest will appear at Dominican University on Sunday, January 19, to speak about growing native plants in your yard to enjoy more […] Continue reading "Meet Stephen Packard, Founding Director of Audubon Chicago Region"