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Cicadas

2024 Cicadas

Have you heard about the cicada party soon to take place in all of our back yards? Do you know why it’s a big deal, and what you need to do to prepare for it? Ken Johnson’s recent blog post, “The cicadas are coming! Periodical cicadas in Illinois in 2024“,

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Yellow-rumped Warbler

How to Help Migrating Birds

Did you know that more birds migrate over the Chicago region than anywhere else in the country? Sadly, as millions of birds were migrating through last week, many didn’t make it.

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Palos Night Sky Picnic

Palos Night Sky Picnic Recap

The Palos Night Sky Picnic event was a delightful and memorable evening under the stars, bringing together families, friends, and astronomy enthusiasts for a night of celestial wonder.

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Palos Night Sky Picnic

Palos Night Sky Picnic

Come experience the night sky as you likely never have, within the lovely Forest Preserves of Cook County. Friday, September 15, 2023 at 5:00 – 7:00 PM, Pioneer Woods.

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Restoring Our Environment One Plant At A Time

Join Sag Moraine to learn why native plants are so important to our pollinators, birds, and humans. We will share easy things everyone can do in their own yards to help our ecosystem. Wednesday, May 24, 2023at 6:30pm CT Township of Lyons Administrative Building6404 Joliet Road, Countryside, IL Call or

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butterfly on black eyed susan

How to Help Monarchs In Your Yard

Join Sag Moraine for a free webinar featuring Sag Moraine’s Co-Founder and President, Catherine Bryla! Wednesday, July 19, 2023 at7pm Central Time Registration is closed for this event. The recording of the webinar is available on our YouTube channel. Go to YouTube Our endangered monarch butterfly population has declined more

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Swamp Milkweed (asclepias incarnata)

Native Plants Ambassador Training Program Session 2

Become an Ambassador for Native Plants! We are offering two training dates with the same information for native plant ambassadors presented at both. The one hour training program will take place on Zoom. The other date being offered is Thursday, April 13, 2023. Monday, April 17, 2023 at 6pm Central

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Swamp Milkweed (asclepias incarnata)

Native Plants Ambassador Training Program Session 1

Become an Ambassador for Native Plants! We are offering two training dates with the same information for native plant ambassadors presented at both. The one hour training program will take place on Zoom. The other date being offered is Monday, April 17, 2023.  Thursday, April 13, 2023 at 6pm Central

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Orland Bird Sign (Patty Wetli / WTTW News)

Orland Grassland featured in WTTW story

Patty Wetli describes in vivid detail how the restoration of the Orland Grassland has brought back endangered birds. The Forest Preserve District of Cook County manages Orland Grassland, and others, which together form a network of high-quality habitat at large scale – large enough to support grassland wildlife including birds.

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Benjamin Vogt

Starting Your Native Plant Garden

Sag Moraine invites you to a free webinar by Benjamin Vogt! Wednesday, May 3, 2023 at 7pm Central Time Registration is closed for this event. For new gardeners (or anyone wanting to refresh older beds), you will learn the A to Z on researching, procuring, and designing with native plants.

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Dark Sky

Turn Out the Lights to Help Our Migrating Birds

Join Sag Moraine for a free webinar featuring Adam Kreuzer and Annette Prince! Wednesday, March 15, 2023 at7pm Central Time Registration is closed for this event. A recording of this event is now available on our YouTube channel:  Turn Out The Lights! Artificial light pollution is detrimental to humans, animals,

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Seeds

Supplies of Native Seeds Needed for Restoration are Inadequate

Ecological restoration projects of natural areas need more native seeds than are available, according to a new report sponsored by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), a bureau of the US Department of the Interior. Extreme wildfires, floods, drought, invasive plants, and other hazards, are increasing with climate change, and

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Plant Sale 2022

Native Plant Sale 2023

Sag Moraine’s 2nd Annual Native Plant Sale was a Huge Success! Saturday, June 3, 2023,9am to 2pm Central Time The location of the sale was once again on the grounds of Moraine Valley Community College: 9000 W College Pkwy, Parking Lot D3 Palos Hills, IL  60465 Sag Moraine extends sincere

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