starts at home.

Join a growing community of Kane County conservationists who are passionate about bringing nature back to the Fox Valley.
Monday Night Roundtables
Beginners, experts, and everyone in between: 
We're getting together to share, ask questions, learn, listen each summer Monday night at 7:30 pm on Zoom. Be part of the conversation about native plants and Start In Your Yard.
Click Here to Join Mondays @ 7:30pm
Resources from June 14th Roundtable Discussion
List of where to buy native plants
Healthy Hedges Poster -- Using native trees and shrubs
Healthy Hedges Brochure -- Using native trees and shrubs
Plant List -- Recommended by Midwest Groundcovers
Plant List -- Recommended by DuPage Chapter of Wild Ones
Plant List -- Recommended by Pat Hill
A tip for using  Enter the name of the plant you want to know about in your browser; use either the common or botanic name; type in il (Illinois), and when you hit Enter, it will take you directly to info about this specific plant.

Preserving our natural heritage, one yard at a time.

Start in Your Yard is a movement of local conservationists who believe we have become so disconnected from our natural world and our place in it  that most people feel nature is something apart from us, something that is somewhere else, not where we are. Starting in our yards, we can begin to learn what we need to know.


Starting in our own yards with regional wildflowers, we build sustainable corridors for the flora and fauna that were intended to thrive here.


Together, we encourage our neighbors and our communities to join in the movement to preserve this area for generations to come.


Attend one of our many local events to visit local projects or learn from conservation experts.

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Learn from and engage with experts in conservation, resource management, ecology, and sustainability. 
Start In Your Yard is an initiative launched by the Greater Kane County chapter of Wild Ones