Monthly Archives: March 2017

Line.and.Shade: We Are Sentimental Animals

I have always been fascinated by scientific illustrations. The ability to so accurately and meticulously translate onto paper what we take for granted with our eyes is something I strive for. HeeYoung Kim and Kathleen Garness are two artists I admire for their ability to do just that. In my own work, I like to… Read more »

Workday Report: Restoring Dolton Prairie

Images like the above illustrate the extent of habitat destruction that has occurred in the Midwest US within the past 100 years. Dolton Prairie, also known as Dolton Avenue Prairie, is a remnant wet prairie just south of the border of Chicago in Calumet City, Cook County, IL. The Illinois Natural Areas Inventory has identified… Read more »

Workday Report: Habitat 2030 Meets Churchill Woods Protectors

On Saturday, March 11th, 2017, Habitat 2030 joined the Churchill Woods Protectors in DuPage County, Illinois to remove invasive brush from their woodlands. Surrounded by beautiful oaks and hickories, we removed invasive common buckthorn (Rhamnus cathartica) and honeysuckle (Lonicera spp.). Several people completely new to habitat restoration showed up and learned the basics of invasive… Read more »