Learn about the Fox Valley's original ecosystem -- the oak savanna

  • Find out how you might incorporate native plants from the oak savanna into your yard.

    Find out how you might incorporate native plants from the oak savanna into your yard. Daily Herald file photo

 
 
Posted3/26/2021 4:22 PM

Gail Borden Public Library, in partnership with Wild Ones of Northern Kane County and the Start in Your Yard initiative, is hosting a webinar on "Our Original Ecosystem: The Oak Savanna" on Wednesday, April 7.

Long ago, before Elgin and the surrounding areas were covered with farms, what did the land look like?

 

Continuing the "Nature's Best Hope" series, Jim Kleinwachter, program director for Conservation@Home at The Conservation Foundation, will lead the webinar at 2 p.m.

You will get a look at the Fox Valley's original ecosystem -- the oak savanna. He will share where you can still experience one, and how you might incorporate native plants from the oak savanna in your yard.

Register at gailborden.info/register to receive Zoom link.

For information on the Start in Your Yard initiative, go to www.StartinYourYard.com or send an email to StartinYourYard@gmail.com.

Wild Ones is a national organization that is committed to promoting the use of native plants, natural landscaping, and environmentally sound landscaping practices to preserve biodiversity through the preservation, restoration and establishment of native plant communities. Its mission is to educate people across the country about the importance of native plants and natural practices to reduce the effects of climate change and support pollinators, beneficial insects, and the environment.

It is a nonprofit environmental education and advocacy organization. Go to www.northernkanecounty.wildones.org or follow www.facebook.com/NKWildOnes.

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