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Animals, plants and nature.

Deadline is two weeks before event date.

Citizens for Conservation's 23rd Native Plant, Shrub and Tree Sale: 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, May 4, Good Shepherd Hospital, barn area, 450 W. Hwy. 22, Lake Barrington. Buyers can choose from a huge selection of robust, hardy native plants, including perennials, ferns, sedges, grasses, shrubs and trees. All plants sold are free of neonicotinoid pesticides. Free admission. For details, visit

Springtime Slitherers: 1 p.m. Sunday, May 5, Crabtree Nature Center, 3 Stover Road, Barrington Hills. Learn about local snakes and their busy spring activities. Free. Call (847) 381-6592 or visit

Wildflower Walk: 2 p.m. Sunday, May 5, Stillman Nature Center, 33 W. Penny Road, South Barrington. Explore Stillman's woodlands in search of ephemeral beauties such as white trillium, may-apple, Virginia bluebell and jack-in-the-pulpit. Free. Call (847) 428-6957 or visit

The Big Sit!: 6 a.m.-1 p.m. Sunday, May 5, River Trail Nature Center, 3120 Milwaukee Ave., Northbrook. All over the forest preserves people will be counting the numbers and types of birds. This "citizen science" helps make better decisions about bird habitat and conservation. Birders of any experience are needed to help for any part of the day. Free; for information,

Bird Banding: 9 a.m.-noon Sunday, May 5, Stillman Nature Center, 33 W. Penny Road, South Barrington. Watch Mark Spreyer, a licensed bird bander, measure, weigh and record data about our resident and migratory birds. Birds are not caught in a predictable manner, so come prepared to hike the trails. With luck, you'll see a bird in the hand and two in the bush. If it is raining, the banding open house will be canceled. Free. For information, (847) 428-6957 or

Midwest Bass Busters: 8 p.m. on the first Tuesday of the month, at Pop's Pizza Pub, 817 E. Nerge, Roselle. Bass-specific fishing club that has two-day monthly tournaments from April-November, and monthly meetings. Fishing every tournament or attending every meeting is not necessary, nor is boat ownership. Every skill level from novice to old pro is welcome. For information,

Every Bloomin' Thing!: 7-8 p.m. Thursday, May 9, Palatine Public Library, 700 N. North Court, Palatine. Master Gardener Colleen Graudins shares tips for planting a seasonal blooming garden. To sign up, call (847) 358-5881, ext. 167 or visit

Soaring with Birds: 4-5 p.m. Thursday, May 9, The Friend Center, 1601 Lake-Cook Road, Deerfield. Review the tranquil effects of birding on individuals with cognitive impairments. Presented by Alyse Burman, owner of Wildbird Shack. Burman birded for over 20 years and works with senior care communities on memory care. Registration required. Email or call or (847) 236-7826. For information,

Flint Creek; Wonders of a Watershed: 7 p.m. Thursday, May 9, Ela Area Public Library, 275 Mohawk Trail, Lake Zurich. We all live in a watershed, but what makes them so important to our daily lives? Flint Creek Watershed Partnership's Faye Sinnott discusses how watersheds work, what services they provide, threats and challenges to a healthy watershed as well as how they prevent hazardous natural events. Free; for information,

Astronomy Program: 8-10 p.m. Friday, May 10, Edward L. Ryerson Welcome Center, 21950 N. Riverwoods Road, Riverwoods. Learn about outer space, the sky and the universe. Stargazing after the meeting, weather permitting. In partnership with Skokie Valley Astronomers. For specific program details and topics, please visit the Skokie Valley Astronomers website. No registration needed; adult supervision required. Free; for information,

Create a Vertical Garden Using Pallets: 2:30-3:30 p.m. Friday, May 10, Des Plaines Public Library, 1501 Ellinwood Ave., Des Plaines. You can create a vertical garden to grow herbs and vegetables using pallets or other reused or recycled household items. These gardens hang from or lean against an outside wall. In the program patrons will learn what's needed to set up their own outdoor vertical garden. Registration required. Free; for information,

Restoration Workday; Grassy Lake: 9 a.m.-noon Friday, May 10, Grassy Lake, 23900 W. Kelsey Road, Lake Barrington. Grab some work gloves, help restore the environment, and get a behind-the-scenes look at your preserves. Children 10 years and older are welcome with an adult. Dress for the weather. Closed-toe shoes are required and long pants are recommended all year-round. Bring work gloves. RSVP to Kelly Schultz at For information,
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Title Annotation:Neighbor
Publication:Daily Herald (Arlington Heights, IL)
Date:May 4, 2019
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