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Walk On The Wild Side — June 2019

June 29, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm


Come explore a variety of habitats on our five-acre property. We have been working to restore our oak woods for over 30 years, adding additional native forbs and woody species every year. More recently, we have established three large prairie gardens, each with a different composition. The oldest of these was planted in 2005. If our timing is right, at least one of the gardens should provide us with a glorious display. The gardens were established with both native seed and plugs. Our property is now home to about 300 native species. Restoration is a continuing effort, and every year brings new and exciting surprises!

Added note: The WPPC’s very successful “A Natural Garden in Your Yard” (homeowner mentoring program) is the brain child of Carol. With her dedicated leadership over 200 people have gone through the program!

Directions: The driveway is the fourth driveway west of Highway 59 on the north side of Rt. 22. We are the second house on the driveway. If you are coming from the west, our driveway is the one east of the entrance for Oaks and Pond. You can park alongside the driveway as you come into the property, or pull off onto the grass. We’ll help direct you once you get here. Look for a WPPC walk sign at the entrance.


June 29, 2019
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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The Wildflower Preservation and Propagation Committee


Carol and David Rice
170 West Highway 22
Barrington, IL United States
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