The Chicago area is closing out what could be its warmest February ever, and the signs are clear: Trees are leafing out, once-dormant plants are peeking up through the ground and pollen counts are going up.
People and wildlife alike are stopping by the sunflowers fields at Shabbona Lake State Recreation Area near Shabonna in DeKalb County.
Julia Voss of Lombard has received a $2,500 scholarship from the organization.
She realized, after a lifetime of gardening and a career in horticulture, what a tremendous impact even a small amount of native plants can have on a landscape.
Little bits of nature were flying through the air, and I was bound by the Nature Nerd’s creed to investigate.
Participants of all ages and families are welcome on the free hike at Bemis Woods North, with dogs permitted on leash.
The Chamber will be working with Hornbaker Gardens to bring the pots back to Main Street as they will assist with the design, planting and delivery. This year the project will also include hanging baskets.
With undeniable signs of spring appearing everywhere, here, in handy checklist form, are 10 of our naturalist department favorites.
For the next few months, people in Kane County can choose to become a part of a body of data known informally as the Spring Ephemerals project. The effort seeks to document the time at which various species of woodland wildflowers start blooming.
For 29 years, the unique event has dazzled countless garden clubs, community groups and flower lovers in the western suburbs.