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Mike McGraw in a prairie next to an oak tree sapling
Read article: Master Naturalists partner with The Nature Conservancy to survey and assess newly planted trees
Master Naturalists partner with The Nature Conservancy to survey and assess newly planted trees
Protecting and restoring Illinois' natural landscapes is a team effort, and the ...
a wild turkey walks through snow
Read article: A wild turkey’s survival depends on beating the odds from egg to roost
A wild turkey’s survival depends on beating the odds from egg to roost
The relentless wind on February nights sends skiffs of snow sliding across the rural landscape of Illinois. Average temperatures this time of year...
Gardening volunteers standing by a pollinator garden
Read article: Project spotlight videos created to educate and engage with Master Volunteer projects in the community
Project spotlight videos created to educate and engage with Master Volunteer projects in the community
It is easy for University of Illinois Extension staff to see the amazing work Extension Master Gardeners and Master Naturalists do in and for the...

News Releases

group of Master Gardener volunteers standing behind a table full of seeds
Kendall County Master Gardeners host free seed swap
YORKVILLE, Ill. – Get free seeds and free advice to plan your 2024 gardens at the seventh annual Kendall County Master Gardener Community Seed Swap on Saturday, Feb. 3 in Yorkville. “Seed Swap participants can choose from a variety of free seeds, including vegetables, flowers, herbs, and...
footprints, berries on stem and snowflakes
Extension Offers Natural Resources Event
  Embrace winter's beauty through outdoor exploration and indoor inspiration at University of Illinois Extension’s Winter Trails & Naturalist Tales from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, January 27, 2024. Winter Trails & Naturalist Tales will be held at the Torstenson’s...

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Staff

Staff photo Shiba Kar

Shiba 'Shibu' Kar

Assistant Dean: Natural Resources, Environment, and Energy Program Leader. Associate Director of Illinois-Indiana Sea Grant
Duane Friend

Duane Friend

State Master Naturalist and Climate Change Specialist