CLC Next Webinar will be November 18, 2021, Backyard Wildlife, If you build it, they will come

Chicago Living Corridors

Join us for the next Chicago Living Corridors webinar on November 18 at 7:00 pm.

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“Backyard Wildlife: If you Build It, They Will Come.” Stephen Barten’s presentation will focus on the wildlife in his backyard after 25 years of clearing buckthorn and other invasive species and planting native plants. Using photography and trailcam videos he will show 70 species of mammals, insects, reptiles, amphibians, and birds from his yard. It’s not all birds, either; 70 percent of the animals in his presentation are other species. His message is clearly the benefits of restoration, encouraging others to improve the habitat in their own yards to achieve similar results. Stephen Barten is a veterinarian, herpetologist, award-winning wildlife photographer, and experienced presenter at national veterinary conferences and veterinary schools. He and wife Patty have been Barrington residents for most of their adult lives. Steve generously donates his photography in support of Citizens for Conservation and other nonprofits across the US for use in publications, social media, and fund-raising auctions. His talk will highlight his photography and show the benefits of habitat restoration at a local level.

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Chicago Living Corridors Next Webinar will be December 9, 2020 at 7:00 pm – Ecology and Conservation of Illinois Dragonflies

The next CLC webinar on December 9, Ecology and Conservation of Illinois Dragonflies, will provide an overview of the life cycle of dragonflies and damselflies, presented by Marla Garrison.  She is an instructor of biology at McHenry County College, and authored Damselflies of Chicagoland, published online by the Chicago Field Museum of Natural History.  
This popular speaker combines extensive knowledge, incredible photographs and an engaging style in her presentations.  Please plan on joining us.  

We have been very happy to bring you these free webinars, but would welcome donations to help offset the costs.  A suggested donation of $10 can be made here

Starting with our January 14 webinar, Chicago Living Corridors’ webinars will be hosted by the Barrington Area Library on their Zoom platform.  There will likely be some changes in schedule and other elements of the webinars, but we hope to minimize any disruptions.  We are grateful to Iris Caldwell and the University of Illinois Chicago for hosting the webinars up until now.

The opportunity to work with the Barrington Area Library is an exciting new partnership, and we look forward to a smooth transition.  The registration page for the January webinar – Native Shrubs for the Home Landscape – will be provided soon.
Access to the videos of previous webinars are available at:

October 14,2020, Landscaping for Birds 
September 23, 2020,  Native Bumble Bees in Your Yard
August 12,2020, Identifying and Controlling Invasive Species
July 22, 2020, “An Intimate Look at the Life Cycle of  the Monarch Butterfly”
June 17, 2020, “Invite Nature to Your Yard

Chicago Living Corridors Next Webinar will be October 14, 2020 at 7:00 pm Landscaping for Birds

The next Chicago Living Corridors webinar will be on October 14, 2020 at 7:00 pm. Landscaping for Birds will be presented by Lisa Maier, who has been active with WPPC’s mentoring group for several years and is an experienced birder, (officer of McHenry County Audubon). She will be sharing her knowledge of birds and native landscaping. And did I mention she has some terrific photographs.Please register at…/7546845912561068302 to join us.

Chicago Living Corridors Next Webinar, September 23, 2020 at 7:00 pm “The Native Bumble Bees in Your Yard: Reflections of a Backyard Bee Chaser”

Join us at 7:00 pm, on September 23 for our next webinar: “The Native Bumble Bees in Your Own Backyard: Reflections of a Backyard Bee Chaser”.
Our presenter will be Brandie Dunn, who has merged her love of native habitat and bumble bees with an interest in photography to highlight these very important pollinators. Please register at :