BACF grant supports Wetlands Education Trail

CFC was recently awarded a grant of $3,750 from the Barrington Area Community Foundation (BACF) to begin phase one of the Wild Onion Wetland Trail project. This new trail will allow residents to be closer to nature and provide information on this “green” project happening in our community. The long-term goal of this Wild Onion Wetland Trail project is to …

Junior Naturalist Camp

Learn about nature all around you. Join CFC’s Youth Summer Camp. Hands-on experiences, learning, crafts, fun and new friends. Age-appropriate activities in small groups with high adult-to-camper ratio. Two age-specific camps offered. Kids will be wowed by exploring prairie, wetland, and savanna habitats while learning about native flowers, butterflies, birds, insects, mammals, aquatic creatures and more. Memories that will last …

Give Native Plants a Home

Saturday, April 23 I 10:00 -11:30Alicia Timm, Author, Chair of Citizens for Conservation’s Habitat Corridors Program. Learn how to identify the habitats in your yard and welcome the perfect native plants that will succeed in each. Just in time to determine which native plants to purchase at CFC’s Native Plant Sale! Alicia will also provide multiple regional resources. Bring the …

Designing Your Native Plant Garden

Saturday, March 12 I 10:00 -11:30 Matt Hokanson, Owner Woods to Wetlands Matt will discuss elements of good garden design and share plant combinations for various settings. Learn about plants that will work in your yard and be ready to order and plant a great garden this spring! Matt is the owner of Woods to Wetlands, an ecological services company …

Raise-a-Pint

Join the fun and learning while you support CFC at The Wild Onion Brewery on Wednesdays in March. Each Wednesday CFC experts and stewards will share conservation tips you can use at home. There will also be theme-related raffles each week. The Wild Onion Brewery, in Lake Barrington, will donate $1 for each pint sold on Wednesdays during March. Invite a friend. …

Add A Little Prairie to Your Garden

Saturday, February 26th at 10:00 -11:30am Author Cindy Crosby Include native Illinois prairie plants in your garden and watch pollinators arrive! Native prairie plants can make a ho-hum garden intriguing and exciting. Learn what Illinois native plant prairie plants work well in a home garden and how to choose the best plants for your location. Cindy Crosby is the author, …

Spring Native Plant, Shrub & Tree Sale 2022

We are excited to return to an in-person sale again in 2022! In Person Members Only sale: Friday, May 6, 11 am – 6 pm Open to the Public: Saturday and Sunday, May 7 & 8, 9am – 3 pm Plant Sale online ordering closed on April 17th. Pick Up— Online Orders:  We have over 400 orders to distribute this year!  While …

Ignite the Night! 2022

This biennial event has been scheduled for the evening of October 8, 2022. Join us at this moonlight festival and enjoy a delicious cookout dinner that includes beer and wine, live music and dancing under the stars.  Click here for more details.

Register Here – CFC’s 2022 Annual Meeting

This event will now be held virtually—on Thursday, March 10, 2022 7:00 PM Start  Click on this link to register http://bit.ly/CFC22AM .  There is no charge, but we need participants to pre-register.Registrants will be provided the event Zoom link the week prior to the event and a reminder the day before.  You should ensure you have the latest Zoom application software installed on whatever device …