Lake County Forest Preserve – FredFest Recap

Chris Wu CFC News

CFC Youth-Education provided mammals activities for many children during Lake County Forest Preserve’s FredFest, held at the Fox River Preserve on August 20. Children and their parents visited about the mammal pelts, put together a life size deer skeleton, and made mammal tracks with clay. -photos by Bob Lee

Barrington Area Fall Bird Walks & Hikes

Chris Wu Announcements, CFC News

Survey the area for late nesters and early migrants with Barrington area naturalist Wendy Paulson on Thursday, August 25 @ 3:30 pm at Baker’s Lake (parking lot on Highland Ave. south of Hillside Ave.) Walks are free and open to the public though spaces are limited and RSVP’s are required. Hikes will only be cancelled in cases of extreme weather. …

Butterflies on the Prairie – Youth Education on 8/6/16

Chris Wu Announcements, CFC News

August 6, 1:00-­3:00 p.m. at CFC Headquarters Join Citizens for Conservation for a butterfly tour at Flint Creek Savanna. We will discuss the life cycle of butterflies, butterflies we may see, and look for butterflies as we walk the trail. Each student will receive milkweed seeds to plant and a caterpillar to take home and release when it emerges from its chrysalis. Children …

CFC Participates in 4th of July Parade – A Community Celebration

Chris Wu Announcements, CFC News

By Gail Vanderpoel Citizens for Conservation had 28 participants in the Barrington 4th of July Parade this year. They included two young children, 7 high school students, and many CFC members. We began preparations with the help of 2 artistic high school students and the creative design of President Tom Crosh. We constructed a 10′-6″ long green snake with paper mache over plastic …

Is Cotton Burr Mulch Safe for Gardens?

Annamarie Ask CFC

A CFC friend recently wondered about using cotton burr mulch on gardens and whether it is safe. She went on to do some research of her own. Answer: Cotton is so heavily sprayed with pesticides, one wonders why the plant nurseries tout cotton burr compost? There must be chemical residues from pesticides which carry over into cotton burr compost. The …