CLC Next Webinar will be August 26, 2021, How to Collect and Sow Your Native Seed

REGISTER HERE :   https://balibrary.librarycalendar.com/events/how-collect-and-sow-your-native-seed

Mark your calendar for the next Chicago Living Corridors webinar. “How to Collect and Sow Your Native Plant Seeds” ·
Date/Time: August 26, 2021, 7-8:30 pm·
Location: Webinar through the Chicago Area Living Corridor Alliance (CALCA), hosted by the Barrington Area Public Library·
Fee: Free· Registration Procedure: Register through the Barrington Area Public Library at https://balibrary.librarycalendar.com/…/how-collect-and…·
Leader: Sarah Michehl· Description: Use those seeds!

Join Sarah Michehl from The Land Conservancy of McHenry County for tips and tricks on how to collect and sow your native plant seeds. Basic seed identification, collection methods and timelines, and tips on how to sow will be covered. Our native habitats need all the native plant help they can get, so utilize those seeds!

Bio: Sarah Michehl is the Community Engagement Specialist with The Land Conservancy of McHenry County and has spent the last 20 years learning and working in the environmental field as an educator. She has a personal and professional interest in sharing with others the functionality and joy that comes with incorporating native plants into any property. She’s had the opportunity to visit over 200 properties as part of The Land Conservancy’s Conservation@Home program. She also really likes dogs, kids, reading, and insatiably researching just about anything.

IMPORTANT UPDATE Chicago Living Corridors’ webinars will be hosted by the Barrington Area Library on their Zoom platform.  

Please register at:
https://balibrary.librarycalendar.com/events/how-collect-and-sow-your-native-seed

CLC Next Webinar will be May 27, 2021, Keys to Seed Libraries, Seed Sharing and Seed Terminology

REGISTER HERE :   https://balibrary.librarycalendar.com/…/seed-sharing….

Have you thought about starting a Seed Library or Seed Sharing Event and had no idea where to start? Have you heard about a Seed Library and were wondering what it was? Are you swayed by Non-GMO promises on seed packaging? Have you ever wondered if you can save seeds from grocery store produce? If any of these thoughts have crossed your mind, this talk will give you loads of AH-HA moments as we provide a behind the scenes looks at community seed sharing. We will discuss the legal and practical requirements for seed sharing through seed libraries and seed swaps, demystify terms related to seed choices, and provide basic concepts for seed saving.

Carolina Schottland is an attorney by trade, but a plant person by passion. She is the Program Coordinator for the Round Lake Area Garden Club which oversees and manages a permanent Seed Library at the Round Lake Area Library. Ms. Schottland is a Lake County Extension Master Gardener and also volunteers with the Lake County Forest Preserve and Chicago Botanic Garden. Liz Kirchhoff is an Adult Services Librarian at the Barrington Area Library, where she has worked for almost fourteen years. Last year she opened the new Seed Library after several years of research, grant writing, and preparation. This year, she’ll be expanding gardening programming at the library to include a Teaching Garden, where Extension Master Gardeners will teach hands on classes to small groups of students. In her free time, Liz reads for a book award committee and is hard at work renovating her new house and garden.

IMPORTANT UPDATE Chicago Living Corridors’ webinars will be hosted by the Barrington Area Library on their Zoom platform.  

Please register at:
https://balibrary.librarycalendar.com/events/seed-sharing-seed-libraries-swaps-and-saving.

Chicago Living Corridors Next Webinar will be April 22, 2021, A Native Shade Garden

Chicago Living Corridors next webinar will be Thursday,, January 14, 2021 at

Chicago Living Corridors next webinar will be Thursday, April 22, 2021, at 7:00 pm. The presenter will be Peggy Simonsen from Citizens for Conservation, who will share “A Wealth of Possibilities for a Native Shade Garden. She’ll discuss plants in all seasons, and emphasize the value of plants that are native to our area

REGISTER HERE :   https://balibrary.librarycalendar.com/events/native-plants-shade-gardens.

IMPORTANT UPDATE Chicago Living Corridors’ webinars will be hosted by the Barrington Area Library on their Zoom platform.  

Chicago Living Corridors Next Webinar will be January 14, 2021, 7:00 pm, Native Shrubs in the Home Landscape.

Chicago Living Corridors next webinar will be Thursday,, January 14, 2021 at

Chicago Living Corridors next webinar will be Thursday, January 14, 2021, at 7:00 pm. The presenter will be Sarah Michehl from The Land Conservancy of McHenry County, who will share “Native Shrubs in the Home Landscape. Foundation plantings, privacy hedgerows, and species to feature will be covered.

REGISTER HERE :  https://balibrary.librarycalendar.com/events/native-shrubs-home-landscape

IMPORTANT UPDATE Starting with this January webinar, Chicago Living Corridors’ webinars will be hosted by the Barrington Area Library on their Zoom platform.  

NOTE: This webinar will be on Thursday instead of Wednesday

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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.  
  
REGISTER HERE: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/1932030357290232332

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

IMPORTANT UPDATE
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, Unexpected Pleasure by Ders Anderson – November 11, 2020, 7:00 pm

Chicago Living CorridorsThe November webinar for Chicaog Living Corridors will be Wednesday, November 11, 2020, at 7:00 pm. The presenter will be Ders Anderson, who will share “Unexpected Pleasures: What our restored habit taught us”.

Ders has served as the Greenways Director for Openlands for 25 years, focused on greenway corridors of open space, both land-based and stream-based. We hope you will join us for this excellent program. Register at

https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/4903467127806712333https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/4903467127806712333

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 https://register.gotowebinar.com/regi…/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 :https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/7707852896894527759