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Sunday, September 12 2021
  • Sunday, September 12 2021 | 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Tour of Bunker Hill Savanna
    42.003852, -87.781522

    RSVP is required.  Attendance is limited to 20 people with preference given to current INPS members.  RSVP here: https://forms.gle/LFArxFN1xfXvm1Vn8

    Join site stewards Erin Faulkner and Rebecca Blazer for a walk through Bunker Hill Savanna (also known as Sidney Yates Flatwoods), a nearly 100-acre forest preserve on Chicago's northwest side.  The site features a mosaic of different habitats, including prairie, savanna, open oak woodland, flatwoods, and a bluff overlooking the North Branch of the Chicago River.  It will be the season for asters, goldenrods, gentians, and prairie grasses, so be prepared for a dazzling sea of gold and violet!

    We will be traveling some narrow and infrequently-used trails, so be sure to wear long pants and sleeves, and protective footwear.  Meet in the first parking lot off of Caldwell Ave across from Tonty Ave.  If the weather is not looking favorable, we will move this event to Saturday, September 11th.

    If you have questions, you can contact us at northeast.inps@gmail.com.  Please RSVP at the following link to receive an email with the meeting location: https://forms.gle/LFArxFN1xfXvm1Vn8

Tuesday, September 14 2021
  • Tuesday, September 14 2021 | 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

    INPS Northeast Chapter Board Meeting

    Our organizing team meets every other month.

    If you are interested in attending these planning meetings, receiving meeting notes, or getting involved in other ways, please contact us at northeast.inps@gmail.com.

Saturday, September 18 2021
  • Saturday, September 18 2021 | 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

    Tour of Somme Prairie Grove
    Somme Woods, Dundee Road, east of, S Waukegan Rd, Northbrook, IL 60062, USA

    RSVP is required.  Attendance is limited to 20 people with preference given to current INPS members.  RSVP here:  https://forms.gle/EP5A7KQKK4aY752S6

    Join Stephen Packard and Eriko Kojima for a lovely tour of Somme Prairie Grove.  This site, after four decades of restoration, has one of the region's highest quality savannas - in part restored remnants of savanna with associated original prairie, wetland and woodland. It was dedicated as an Illinois Nature Preserve this year. We will enjoy and identify large numbers of uncommon gentians, asters, goldenrods, blazing stars, grasses and sedges, and whatever may interest people, including quite a few species rarely seen these days.

    Wear long pants, long socks and comfortable walking shoes, or come barefoot, as one volunteer does. The footpath is one-person-wide and the vegetation touches you as you walk, so a long sleeve shirt might be good (if you don't like being touched by rare plants).

    If you have questions, you can contact us at northeast.inps@gmail.com.  Please RSVP at the following link to receive an email with the meeting location:  https://forms.gle/EP5A7KQKK4aY752S6

Tuesday, November 9 2021
  • Tuesday, November 9 2021 | 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

    INPS Northeast Chapter Board Meeting

    Our organizing team meets every other month.

    If you are interested in attending these planning meetings, receiving meeting notes, or getting involved in other ways, please contact us at northeast.inps@gmail.com.

Tuesday, January 11 2022
  • Tuesday, January 11 2022 | 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

    INPS Northeast Chapter Board Meeting

    Our organizing team meets every other month.

    If you are interested in attending these planning meetings, receiving meeting notes, or getting involved in other ways, please contact us at northeast.inps@gmail.com.

Tuesday, March 8 2022
  • Tuesday, March 8 2022 | 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

    INPS Northeast Chapter Board Meeting

    Our organizing team meets every other month.

    If you are interested in attending these planning meetings, receiving meeting notes, or getting involved in other ways, please contact us at northeast.inps@gmail.com.

Friday, April 29 2022
  • Friday, April 29 2022 - Monday, May 2 2022 | 

    City Nature Challenge

    Take the City Nature Challenge 2022: Chicago Metro!

    From April 29 through May 2, 2022, hundreds of cities worldwide will compete to see who can make the most observations of urban flora and fauna, find the most species, and get the most people participating. The City Nature Challenge (CNC) aims to engage city residents and visitors in learning about their local nature and to help all of us better understand urban biodiversity.

    Anyone can take part on their own, assist others with identification, or even organize a bioblitz at a nearby park. Learn more at https://www.chicagowilderness.org/citynaturechallenge

Tuesday, May 10 2022
  • Tuesday, May 10 2022 | 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

    INPS Northeast Chapter Board Meeting

    Our organizing team meets every other month.

    If you are interested in attending these planning meetings, receiving meeting notes, or getting involved in other ways, please contact us at northeast.inps@gmail.com.

Tuesday, July 12 2022
  • Tuesday, July 12 2022 | 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

    INPS Northeast Chapter Board Meeting

    Our organizing team meets every other month.

    If you are interested in attending these planning meetings, receiving meeting notes, or getting involved in other ways, please contact us at northeast.inps@gmail.com.