Barrington Area 2021 Fall Bird Walks & Hikes Announced

Barrington Area Bird Hikes for Late Summer and Fall Sponsored by Citizens for Conservation Track fall migration with Barrington naturalists Wendy Paulson, Barb Karon and Laura Simpson Walks are free and open to the public. But spaces are  limited and REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED—SEE BELOW. Duration of walks is flexible, depending on weather, length of trail  and density of sightings. Participants …

12/14 Brush Cutting & End of Year BGI Celebration at Hickory Grove Highlands, Cary

We invite you to a Wandering Workday being co-hosted by BGI collaborative partners and McHenry County Conservation District for the Barrington Greenway Initiative (BGI). Join in removing invasives, enjoying a nice bonfire, food, and sharing with new like-minded friends. BGI’s goal is to collaborate across jurisdictional boundaries to create unbroken, linked habitat corridors, increased biodiversity, and strengthened ecosystems all the …

Spring Creek Seed Distribution

Join in to help improve this special habitat for birds, wildlife and people at Spring Creek Preserve. We will be collecting native seeds, adding them to barrels of specially mixed seeds and then sowing the seeds. Saturday 11/09, 9am – noon. Meet at the CFC Farmhouse to carpool or at the Penny Road Pond parking lot: Penny Road between Healy …

Two great events – 10/12

Seed collecting and Guided Fall Color Hike Part 1 – Enjoy being outside and help nature- collect native seeds, learn and make new friends. This is a favorite time of year for volunteering. Fun and family friendly. Meet at the CFC farmhouse, 459 IL Rt 22, across from Good Shepherd Hospital. We start at 9am and work until 11am, then …

Fall Color Hike at Flint Creek Savanna

Leader: Jim Vanderpoel Announcement Dive deep into the wilds of Northwest Cook/Southwest Lake counties with the Barrington Greenway Initiative’s Explore and Restore series coming to a forest preserve near you! Northwest Cook and Southwest Lake counties contain over 16,000 acres of forest preserves, one of the highest concentrations of publicly owned lands in the region. These forest preserves, among the …

Live Owl Presentation 10/1

Mark Your Calendar! On Tuesday, October 1st at 7 pm Mark Spreyer will present live owls and other raptors at the Garlands in Barrington. Learn about these amazing birds and Mark’s work at Stillman Nature Center. Program is free to the public Sponsored By: Field and Flower Garden Club, Citizens for Conservation, and South Barrington Garden Club

Butterfly and Pollinator Hike at Grigsby Prairie

Join hike leader Jim Vanderpoel to discover the wonder of local butterflies and pollinators at beautiful Grigsby Prairie. Learn about the diversity of our native winged wildlife and the habitat that supports them. RESERVATIONS are REQUIRED as spots are limited. Please email [email protected] to request a spot. You will receive a reply with confirmation and details on location, times, and …

Grassy Lake Sedge Meadow – Wetland Planting

Come help continue the important plantings at Grassy Lake Sedge Meadow restoration. Two hour event, 9am-11am on Saturday 7/13. Meet at the CFC Farmhouse to carpool or at the Lake Barrington Village Hall Office parking lot (23860 N Old Barrington Rd, Lake Barrington). Wear boots and bring work gloves (to play in the water)! All ages and levels of experience …

Cuba Marsh Sedge Planting

Announcement Come join in the volunteer efforts to plant sedge plants for this continuing restoration. These small plants make a big difference and help other native plants become established. June 15th from 9am – noon. Meet at the CFC Farmhouse to carpool or at the work site at North Lake Zurich Rd. and Providence Rds in Barrington. Dive deep into …