Integrated Pest Management is an effective and environmentally sensitive approach to pest management that relies on a combination of common-sense practices.
Saturday, November 4th at 10am Prairie Trails Library in Burbank, IL Come on out to our 2nd Annual Native Seed Exchange at Prairie Trails Library in Burbank, IL on Saturday, November 4, 2023, at 10 am. Collect seeds from your garden to share or just come on out and get seeds
The plight of the beloved Monarch butterfly was emphasized in a recent story by Nara Schoenberg, in the Chicago Tribune: Field Museum researchers enlist hundreds of home gardeners in fight to save the iconic monarch butterfly. The article describes a four-year research effort by the Field Museum to monitor and
The plight of bees and other pollinators has been a hot topic the last several years. Learn about the lives of bees, as well as how to make your landscape both attractive and friendly to them.
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
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
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
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
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.
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.
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,
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
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
Nature World News reports that more than 50 million birds from 46 states have died since February, in the worst avian flu outbreak of all time, and the worst animal health disaster in US history. Illinois residents have been advised by the Department of Natural Resources to remove their outdoor
Sag Moraine is pleased to invite you to this free webinar featuring award-winning author, Heather Holm! Wednesday, February 1, 2023 at 7pm Central Time Registration is closed for this event. The webinar was not recorded. This presentation will explore the fascinating world of our native bees! Our native bees are
The 2022 State of the Birds report has been released by the US Committee of the North American Bird Conservation Initiative (NABCI). This comprehensive report examines changes in bird populations across habitats in the United States in the past five decades. A majority of bird species are declining; urgent action
Sunday, November 13, 2022 at 10 AM Central Time Little Red Schoolhouse November is the national month of gratitude. It’s also the month of gloomy skies and colder breezes. Winter is near, so it’s time for the leaves to turn brown and fall to the ground. It’s time for seed
Saturday, November 5, 2022 at 10 AM Central Time 8449 Moody Avenue Burbank, IL 60459 Join Sag Moraine and Prairie Trails Library for our fall seed exchange on 11/5/2022 10am. Bring any seeds from your garden that you would like to share and take any seeds that others share. Autumn
Sag Moraine welcomes Landscaper Andrew Hedman, to present this free webinar. Wednesday, November 16, 2022 Registration is closed for this event. The webinar was recorded and can be accessed from our YouTube channel. Wildlife in our back yards need both food and water to thrive. Learn how to provide both
A team of researchers at Morton Arboretum has identified 881 species of native trees in the contiguous US states. The inventory only includes native trees in the wild, not in home landscapes. Oaks and hawthorns top the list of most common genera, followed by willows and pines. The inventory includes