Leave the Leaves


Create a winter oasis in your garden. Heather Prince, horticulturist and owner of Fearless Gardening, will discuss how to craft a dynamic landscape that not only offers layers of soil-enriching texture in fall and winter, but also welcomes overwintering butterflies, moths, birds and more.  She will review the myriad beneficial creatures that thrive when plant material is left […]

Climate Change and the North Shore


CLIMATE CHANGE AND THE NORTH SHORE Wednesday, January 12, at 1 pm What does climate change mean for our area—what can we expect, and what can we do about it? Please join international climate expert and University of Illinois professor emeritus Dr. Don Wuebbles for a discussion of the U.N. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change 2021 Report […]

Gardening the New Perennialist Way A Piet Oudolf Story


Learn about the work of Piet Oudolf, the leading naturalistic landscape and garden designer through the personal research of landscape design consultant Deborah Chud. She’ll trace her discovery of Oudolf’s work, her research into his design principles, his ideas of structure and the balance of coherence, plant combinations, and her use of that research to […]

Earth Day Clean-Up

In celebration of Earth Day, join us as we clean up Glencoe parks and the lakefront! On Saturday, April 23, we’ll meet at 10 AM at various sites for a community clean-up. This event is cosponsored by the Friends of the Green Bay Trail, Glencoe Park District, and the Glencoe Sustainability Task Force. Volunteers must […]

The Social Life of Trees


Join us for a fascinating presentation on the interrelationships between trees with Dr. Suzanne Simard. In her book, Finding the Mother Tree: Discovering the Wisdom of the Forest, Dr. Simard’s research  reveals trees are more than timber or pulp  resources. Trees are interconnected via complex fungi connections that serve as social networks. They  communicate vulnerabilities, […]

The Wondrous World of Fireflies


For centuries fireflies have sparked wonder. Join us to learn how they got their bright lights, their remarkable lifestyles, hear how human activities put fireflies at risk, and  what you can do to help protect these charismatic insects. Sara Lewis, a professor of biology at Tufts University and the author of Silent Sparks: The Wondrous […]

Water in a Time of Rapidly Changing Climate


Reliable supplies of water are threatened by scarcity, excess, wild fluctuations between these extremes, and pollution. In the Great Lakes region, some communities enjoy ample supplies and others do not, but they all face the "threat multiplier" of a rapidly changing climate. Kimberly Gray, chair of the civil and environmental engineering department at Northwestern University, […]

Earth Day

Celebrate Earth Day. Join us to clean up Glencoe parks and lakefront. We will meet at various locations. This is a rain or shine event, please dress for the weather.   Bring your own boots, gloves and buckets to collect debris in.  Refuse and recycling cans will be placed at each cleanup location to empty […]

All About Invasive Buckthorn – Virtual


Buckthorn is a highly invasive shrub that forms dense thickets and crowds out native plants . Learn how to identify buckthorn, find out why it threatens wildlife habitat and native species, and learn how to control it in your own landscape. Alternative  replacement shrubs will be discussed. Presented by Matt Evans, Managing Ecologist of Woodlands […]



Approximately a trillion red-eyed flying cicadas will hatch in the U.S. this spring as two adjacent broods emerge from the ground. This double hit of cicadas has not happened since 1803 and Illinois will witness the action. Program is presented by cicada expert Dr. Gene Kritsky, professor emeritus of biology at Mount  ST. Joseph University […]

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