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25th annual Natural Landscaping Seminar

Saturday, February 25, 2017
8:00 am to
3:45 pm
McHenry County College Luecht Conference Center
8900 US Route 14, Crystal Lake, IL

“Inspired by Nature”


Mike MacDonald “My Journey into the Wilds of Chicago” Internationally Published Photographer and Nationally Acclaimed Author of My Journey into the Wilds of Chicago

Heidi Natura “Designing with Native Plants: Considerations and Case Studies”
Living Habitats, Founder & Partner; Landscape Architect, Ecologist and Artist

Mariette Nowak “Birdscaping in the Midwest”
Author, Avid Birder, Past Director of Wehr Nature Center, Milwaukee

Jim Steffen “Intro to Moth ID: Their Ecology and Issues Related to Natural Area Management” Senior Ecologist, Curator of Natural Areas, Chicago Botanic Garden

Seminar cost: $40 at door. Fee includes buffet lunch. Download the registration form.

Walks on the Wild Side

May thru September

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Join us for garden walks of various Native Gardens in the greater McHenry County area. These walks are a great way to learn about native plants, get design ideas for your garden and ask questions!

Ongoing and Growing...

Garden Mapping Project

The WPPC established the Garden Mapping Project, to further Doug Tallamy's goal of creating habitat corridors. We hope it inspires you to add your garden, large or small, to the map. Learn more about the project and see how many sites are near you...

About Us

The Wildflower Preservation and Propagation Committee is a non-profit organization dedicated to:

There are a number of programs that we put on annually to promote these ideals.
Please join us for one of our events: