Chapters in Illinois

Wild Ones Greater DuPage Chapter serves communities in DuPage, Cook, Kane, Kendall, and Will counties and surrounding areas.
https://dupage.wildones.org/
[email protected]
https://www.facebook.com/Wild-Ones-Greater-DuPage-Chapter-IL-225890457439946/
https://www.youtube.com/@greaterdupagewildones469

Wild Ones Jo Daviess County Chapter is based in Galena, Illinois, and serves communities in Carroll, Dubuque, Grant, Jo Daviess, Lafayette and Stephenson counties and adjacent areas.
https://jodaviesscounty.wildones.org
[email protected]
https://www.facebook.com/wildonesjodaviesscounty

Wild Ones Lake-To-Prairie Chapter serves northeast Illinois counties, Lake County, McHenry County, and northern Cook County, and southeast Wisconsin.
https://laketoprairie.wildones.org/
[email protected]
https://www.facebook.com/LAKETOPRAIRIEWILDONES.ORG

Wild Ones Quad Cities Chapter serves Illinois Counties of Rock Island, Henry, Mercer and Knox, and Iowa Counties of Scott, Clinton, Jones, Muscatine and Cedar.
https://quadcities.wildones.org/
[email protected]
https://www.facebook.com/WildOnesQuadCities
https://www.tiktok.com/@wild.ones.qc

Wild Ones Southwest Illinois Chapter serves Southwestern counties of Illinois including Bond, Calhoun, Clinton, Greene, Jersey, Macoupin, Madison, Monroe, St. Clair, and Washington counties.
https://southwestillinois.wildones.org/
[email protected]
https://www.facebook.com/wildonessouthwestillinois
https://www.instagram.com/wildonessouthwestillinois/

If you do not find a chapter near you, or if you choose not to be part of a Wild Ones chapter, you may choose to be a Partner At Large (PAL). A PAL is not assigned to a chapter but joins a group of members who work solo in their own communities or simply enjoy the benefits of a Wild Ones membership. Either way – as a chapter member or as a PAL, you receive all the benefits of membership. Join Now!

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Upcoming Chapter Events in Illinois

Mar
1

Spring Ephemeral Project

Hosted by Wild Ones Greater Kane County Chapter
to (Central Time)
Kane County

Public Welcome Free Event Nature Walk/Hike

This is the 3rd year we have co-sponsored the Spring Ephemeral Project.  Anyone can log onto iNaturalist and record what they see anywhere in Kane County.

May
30

Summer Reading Kickoff at QC Botanical Center

Hosted by Wild Ones Quad Cities Chapter
Thursday, May 30th, 2024
to (Central Time)
Quad City Botanical Center, 201 25th St, Rock Island, IL, 61201 Map

Public Welcome Family Friendly Free Event Wheelchair Accessible Public Restroom Free Public Parking

Kick off summer with the Rock Island Public Library with games, activitites, and more. The Mobile Library 2Go will be there, along with the summer reading registration. Wild Ones will be hosting an activity table to share the love of native plants and insects with art activities and photo booth props, to "become" a native flower, of course!

This will be a great family friendly event!

There will be ice cream treats while they last, thanks for Gas and Electric Credit Union sponsorship! Presented in partnership with the Quad City Botanical Center. Free, all ages! 

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May
30

Preventing Bird-Window Collisions

Hosted by Wild Ones Jo Daviess County Chapter
Thursday, May 30th, 2024
to (Central Time)
Online/Virtual

Public Welcome Will be Recorded Free Event Program/Speaker Presentation

Up to a billion birds die every year in the US after hitting windows, and almost half of those happen at homes. The good news is that there are easy and affordable solutions! During this presentation Brenna Maricek will share some science behind why birds hit windows, and provide recommendations on ways to address problem windows at home to make them more bird-safe.

Brenna Marsicek is the director of outreach with Southern Wisconsin Bird Alliance. She is coordinator of the Madison, WI-based Bird Collision Corps. Brenna is passionate about helping home-owners, businesses, and communities become more bird-safe and informed about the issue of bird-window collisions. 

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May
31

Final Friday at Hauberg

Hosted by Wild Ones Quad Cities Chapter
Friday, May 31st, 2024
to (Central Time)
Hauberg Estate, 1300 24th St, Rock Island, IL, 61201 Map

Public Welcome Chapter Social Public Restroom Free Public Parking

Final Fridays are BACK!

Join us at the Hauberg Estate Carriage House the final Friday of each month from May - October for a casual gathering of native plant enthusiasts!

Bring a chair, enjoy the conversation, stroll the gardens, and enjoy The Carriage House Bar and Gift Shop. Hope to see you there!

https://haubergestate.org/carrage-house 

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Jun
1

Manikowski Prairie Field Trip with INPS QC Chapter

Hosted by Wild Ones Quad Cities Chapter
Saturday, June 1st, 2024
to (Central Time)
Manikowski Prairie, Goose Lake, IA, 52750 Map

Public Welcome Free Event Lots of Physical Activity

Our friends with the QC Chapter of the Illinois Native Plant Society will be visiting a Clinton County, IA prairie remnant, which was discovered by their vice president, Bob Bryant. The site has been designated an Iowa State Preserve and represents one of the best examples of dry limestone prairie in all of Iowa.

Please meet at the Manikowski Prarie, near Goose Lake, Iowa. Exact meeting point is: (41.9786714, -90.3784979) https://maps.app.goo.gl/fXWaV682c4eEfbry9?g_st=ic

After the hike, we will visit the nearby town of Goose Lake for food and drink. Please be sure to bring plenty of water and sun protection, and RSVP if you plan to attend.

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