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June 2020

O’Hara Woods Workday

June 27, 2020 @ 8:00 am - 11:00 am
O’Hara Woods, 524 Belmont Dr
Romeoville,IL60446United States
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The Conservation Foundation and the Friends of O'Hara Woods welcome you to join us for our monthly workday at O'Hara Woods. We provide the snacks and tools, you provide the smiles! No experience needed! Please dress for the weather and bring work gloves if you have them. We will meet at the parking lot off of Beverly J Griffin Dr, near Lake Strini June 27, 8am-11am 524 Belmont Dr, Romeoville, IL 60446 Activities include cutting native brush, burning brush piles,…

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Common Invasive Species (and What to Plant Instead) Webinar

June 29, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Learn what invasive species are common to the Chicago region. Find out how to remove them and what to plant instead. Common Invasive Species (and What to Plant Instead) Webinar, June 29, 1:00pm

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July 2020

Bringing Butterflies To Your Yard

July 9, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Flashes of orange and yellow flitting among my flowers. How do you bring them to your yard? In this webinar, we will see some examples of native butterflies and find out what native plants will encourage them to visit you, too!

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Converting Lawn to Pollinator Habitat

July 13, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Eric Anderson has many years of experience converting turf to native plants. Learn from his successes (and mistakes!) how you can remove grass and create a pollinator haven in your yard.

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Beginner Birdwatching At Home

July 16, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

This webinar is an introduction to backyard birding. Learn to identify some common backyard birds and find out how can you bring more varieties of birds to your yard.  

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O’Hara Woods Workday

July 25, 2020 @ 8:00 am - 11:00 am
O’Hara Woods, 524 Belmont Drive
Romeoville,IL60446United States
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The Conservation Foundation and the Friends of O'Hara Woods welcome you to join us for our monthly workday at O'Hara Woods. We provide the snacks and tools, you provide the smiles! No experience needed! Please dress for the weather and bring work gloves if you have them. We will meet at the parking lot off of Beverly J Griffin Dr, near Lake Strini July 25, 8am-11am 524 Belmont Dr, Romeoville, IL 60446 Activities include cutting native brush, burning brush piles,…

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Intro to Conservation@Home Webinar

July 27, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Our intro class is back! Learn what Conservation@Home is and how you can use native plants to make your yard a better habitat. Also covered will be rain gardens, rain barrels, and more!

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What’s Blooming Now??

July 30, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Take a pictorial walk through some Chicagoland habitats and see what's blooming now! Become familiar with native plants you might see blooming in a prairie, woodland, or even in your yard! The third webinar in this series shows that no matter the time of year, there's always something blooming!

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August 2020

Magnificent Monarchs

August 5, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

There is no more iconic butterfly than the monarch. But this symbol of delicate beauty and grace hides a truly amazing story. Learn about the life cycle of this amazing creature, the fantastic journey they make, and how you can attract them to your yard.

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Attracting Hummingbirds To Your Yard

August 12, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

People have always been fascinated by hummingbirds. Their acrobatic flight capabilities along with their colorful plumage are just some of the reasons. Denis Kania, a member of The Conservation Foundation, has traveled around the world to see 212 different species of hummingbirds. Today he will talk about the only species that shows up in our area, the Ruby-throated Hummingbird. We will discuss ways to make your yard appealing to these amazing creatures.

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