Dragonflies and Damselflies—Date Change 2/18

Dragonflies and Damselflies Guest Speaker: Cindy Crosby, Author of Chasing Dragonflies: A Natural, Cultural and Personal History NOTE NEW Date: Saturday, February 18, 2023 Time: 9:30 a.m. coffee, conversation, displays, handouts; 10:00-11:30 a.m. program Location: Barrington Village Hall, 200 S. Hough Street; free parking behind building Discover the fascinating and bizarre lives of these garden fliers. Learn about their distinctive …

Local Oaks—Date Change 4/15

Local Oaks—Helping Them Thrive Guest Speaker: Ed Collins, Director of Land Preservation and Natural Resources, McHenry County Conservation District NOTE NEW Date: Saturday, April 15, 2023 Time: 9:30 a.m. coffee, conversation, displays, handouts; 10:00-11:30 a.m. program Location: Barrington Village Hall, 200 S. Hough Street; free parking behind building Ed Collins will share his wealth of information about oak trees in …

Barrington Area Spring Bird Walks & Hikes 2023

We are excited to once again sponsor this fabulous series of local bird watching adventures! Track spring migration with Barrington naturalists Wendy Paulson, Barb Karon and Laura Simpson.Walks are free and open to the public. Spaces are limited and registration is required.Bring binoculars (and insect repellent if desired) and dress for the weather. See full list dates and view details. …

Restoration Workdays

We have finished sowing seeds that were harvested this fall back into the preserves. Thanks to all of our dedicated volunteers, who helped collect and process seed this year. We are now into the full swing of winter restoration activities. Join us to cut invasive brush this season. It is a rewarding winter workout!  Learn more and sign up for …

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Volunteers assist with seed harvesting in a preserve.

Help us protect natural areas and restore native plant communitiesin the greater Barrington area. Membership benefits include discounts at CFC plant sales, free admission to our educational programs, free children’s classes, and much more. Become a member today!

RSVP for Volunteer Work Events

Reservations are no longer required to participate in our weekly work events. However, to facilitate planning for the day’s activities, Kevin would appreciate advance notice on the number of attendees.  Therefore, if you intend to join a workday, please email  [email protected] to let him know you will be attending. Feel free to wear a face mask, if that will make you …