Helpful Resources

Helpful Resources

RacoonLike to know more about local and regional organizations?  See our helpful links to organizations that may interest you.  From gardening for wildlife advice to wildlife specialists, the information is just a click away.

 

Gardening for Wildlife:

Resources for Gardening for Wildlife

1.  Wildflower Propagation and Preservation Committee (www.thewppc.org)
The WPPC sells native plants, hosts an annual conference on natural landscaping, and has a mentoring program to help new native gardeners.

2.  National Wildlife Federation (www.nwf.org)
The National Wildlife Federation has a large, long-term program promoting
“Backyard Wildlife Habitat”.  Extensive resources are available on this website.

3.  The Xerces Society (www.xerces.org)
The Xerces Society has many resources for promoting and preserving native pollinators.

4.  Butterfly Gardening for Rare McHenry County Species (Handout in lists)

5.  Tree Comparisons Between Swink and Wilhelm C Values and Wildlife Food Values for the Chicago Region.  (Attached handout)

6.  Morton Arboretum Natural Landscaping Link: www.mortonarb.org/woodland-restoration/homeowners.html

7.  Illinois Natural History Survey links for Natural Landscaping www.inhs.uiuc.edu/~kenr/prairienativelinks.html

8.  Keep Cats Inside:  (www.abcbirds.org/cats/)
Domestic cats kill millions of birds each year.

9.  Chicago Wilderness (www.chicagowilderness.org)
A regional organization that promotes natural habitats and natural landscaping.

10.  Analyzing Weed Problems in Natural Areas and Restorations (Handout in lists)

11.  Ecological Mosquito Control (Handout in lists)

12.  Living with Wildlife/Wildlife Problems:  http://web.extension.illinois.edu

13.  Identifying Local Animals:  http://www.harpercollege.edu/ls-hs/bio/dept/guide/index.html

14.  Birds of North America Series: Detailed life histories of local birds. Donated by McHenry County Audubon to the Library  at McHenry County College.

 

McHenry County Organizations

Boone Creek Watershed Alliance:  www.boonecreekwatershed.org

Environmental Defenders of McHenry County: www.mcdef.org

Friends of Hackmatack (National Wildlife Refuge:  www.hackmatacknwr.org

Friends of Moraine Hills State Park:   www.friendsofmorainehillsstatepark.org

Friends of the Fox River:  www.friendsofthefoxriver.org

Friends of the Kishwaukee River: www.kishwaukeeriver.org

Friends of Volo Bog: www.friendsofvolobog.org

McHenry County Conservation District (MCCD):www.mccdistrict.org

The Land Conservancy of McHenry County:  www.conservemc.org

Wildflower Propagation and Preservation Committee:  www.thewppc.org

McHenry County College Sustainability Initiative: www.mchenry.edu/green

Assisi Animal Foundation (Animal Shelter): Crystal Lake, 815-455-9411

Flint Creek Wildlife Rehabilitation:  Barrington, 847-842-8000

Helping Paws (Animal Shelter): 2500 Harding Lane, Woodstock, 815-338-4400

McHenry County Animal Control: 100 N. Virginia St, Crystal Lake, 815-455-6222

MCCD, Wildlife Resource Center (wildlife rehabilitation of species of conservation concern)         Wonder Lake, 815-728-8307.

 

Chicago Regional Organizations

Chicago Audubon: www.chicagoaudubon.org

DuPage Birding Club:  www.dupagebirding.org

Illinois Swainson’s Hawk Project: www.bcnbirds.org/shp/

Kane County Audubon:  www.kanecountyaudubon.org

Lake Cook Audubon:  www.lakecookaudubon.org

Lake County Audubon:  www.lakecountyaudubon.org

Prairie Woods Audubon:  www.pwa-il.org

Will County Audubon:  www.willcountyaudubon.org

Bird Conservation Network: http://www.bcnbirds.org/about.html

Chicago Bird Collision Monitors:  http://birdmonitors.net/InjuredBird.php

Willowbrook Wildlife Center  (Wildlife Rehab): 525 S Park Blvd., Glen Ellyn, 630-942-6200

 

Illinois Organizations

Flying Wild:  www.flyingwild.org

Illinois Audubon Society:  www.illinoisaudubon.org

Illinois Natural History Survey:  www.inhs.illinois.edu

Illinois Ornithological Society:  www.illinoisbirds.org

 

National Organizations

American Birding Association:  www.aba.org

American Birding Conservancy: www.abcbirds.org

Audubon (National):  www.audubon.org

Birding Conservation Network: www.bcnbirds.org

Cornell University Lab of Ornithology (e Bird):  www.birds.cornell.edu

International Crane Foundation:  https://www.savingcranes.org/

Operation Migration:  www.operationmigration.org

The Nature Conservancy:  www.tnc.org