Citizens for Conservation is planning a special way to commemorate Make a Difference Day, the largest day of community service in the nation. Volunteers of all ages are welcome to join in
Citizens for Conservation is inviting families to start a new “tree tradition” by attending a brand new event called Festival of the Oaks from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. this Saturday, October
Thinking of the Midwest and its birds, one does not readily envision shorebirds, those species generally associated with coastal beaches. But every August and September, many shorebirds that have nested in the
As an English major, I had favorite poems. At the top of the list was John Keats’ “To Autumn.” I love the whole poem but it is the final line that always
Kids 6 years and older are invited to join astronomers Edith and Tom Auchter for an evening of stargazing at Citizens for Conservation-owned Flint Creek Savanna, CFC headquarters, on Saturday, April 5
At its recent annual meeting, Citizens for Conservation bestowed Mighty Oak Awards on 25 non-board members who volunteered fifty hours or more during the last year. Many of these individuals have received
A true harbinger of spring arrived in my email inbox today when Citizens for Conservation sent this year’s schedule of Barrington Spring Bird Walks and Hikes led by area naturalist and birder,
Citizens for Conservation is hosting a series of Saturday morning winter programs to offer suggestions for simple ways we can maintain our yards and homes in a more earth-friendly manner. This month’s
Cross-country skiing on the first day of February in a local forest preserve, I brightened at the call of a black-capped chickadee: chick-a-dee-dee-dee. It’s a call that delights both adults and children.
December’s Christmas trees serve an important purpose for birds in Barrington once the new year rolls around. Every year in January, volunteers gather and transport discarded Christmas trees to the rookery in
If you’ve enjoyed our recent Birds of Barrington series about area birds profiled by Barrington Hills birder and naturalist Wendy Paulson, here’s your chance to meet her in person. Citizens for Conservation
Have you caught yourself staring at a largish, elegant, pure white bird flying above town in graceful wingbeat? Or standing statuesque and motionless at the edge of a pond outside town? The
Because it’s Earth Day and it’s beautiful outside (thank you, Mother Nature), we decided it’s a great day to debut a new spring series focused on our feathered friends here in Barrington.
Grab your waterproof boots and binoculars and get to know nearby nature with a series of spring bird hikes led by a Barrington area naturalist. Ten hikes are scheduled, starting this week
It’s a burning question that’s been nagging naturalists for ages: “Why Can’t We Be Friends” with the skunks, raccoons, possums, bats, groundhogs and other critters living in our midst? Citizens for Conservation