Walk with ecologist to highlight native trees, shrubs
Join Lake Forest Open Lands for a walk to learn about native trees and shrubs during "Take a Stroll with Heather Decker" at 1 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 15, at Mellody Farm Nature Preserve, 350 N. Waukegan Road, Lake Forest. The event is free, but registration is required.
Decker is Lake Forest Open Lands' lead ecologist. This event is aimed at raising awareness about the ecological benefits of native flora and inspiring the community to embrace these alternatives to invasive buckthorn hedges that have become all too common.
By attending this unique guided walk, participants will learn about the rich biodiversity these native species bring to the local ecosystem and how they can create their own native privacy hedges in their backyards.
This tour of the natural surroundings will showcase the indigenous trees and shrubs that thrive in the region. Discover their unique characteristics, their importance in supporting local wildlife, and the significant role they play in enhancing the health and resilience of the environment.
There will also be an opportunity to pre-order these native plants during Lake Forest Open Lands' fall Native Tree & Shrub Sale.
For more information about Lake Forest Open Lands, visit LFOLA.org.
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