Tiger Moth Caterpillars eating milkweed
River oats in the foreground with Yellow Coneflowers in background
Phlox and Joe-Pye in full bloom
During the summer months, several different species of dragonflies can be seen catching insects.
Glade Mallow growing in our prairie. This plant is on the threatened/endangered list in several states.
An injured Heron was looking for shelter amongst the shoreline.
Many scenes like this can be enjoyed in the prairie. Pictured here is Prairie dock, Prairie sage and Purple coneflower.
All ages enjoyed yoga in the serenity of the gardens!!
Prairie Blazing Star and Ironweed
Early morning breakfast for this Monarch caterpillar.
Buffalo Grove Garden Club
Animal control was called and the Heron was taken to Flint Creek Animal Rehab Center.
Ironweed flowers were picked to be
used as dye for a yarn class.
"Yoga in the Prairie." Brought to you by Natives Haven and Dorothy Robin of Workplace Wellness Yoga. See our event page.
Spring bulbs creates a traffic stopping show!
McCullom Lake Garden Club
Woodstock Garden Club
Lilac Island. Even though these are not native shrubs, the first Monarch butterfly spotted at the Nursery in 2018 was April 26th on a Persian Lilac.
Algonquin Garden Club
Black Swallowtail feeding on a Monarda
Richmond Garden Club
Great Blues and Cardinal Flowers are a hummingbirds' delight!!
---Turtles and Ducks----
Have found a home at Natives Haven Nursery :)
A Red-spotted Purple
Rose Mallow. One of the prettiest flower in the gardens.
Our favorite place to relax
The WildFlower Preservation and Propagation Committee visited the gardens. Pictured here is Nursery owner Bill Warzecha and Perle Ollson, one of the co-founders of the WPPC.
The McHenry Garden Club
Bull Valley Garden Club
McHenry County Master Gardeners
Brown-eyed Susan bed. A hypnotic look when planted in mass. This native plant is a biennial or short-lived perennial; however, it will self seed.
Harvard Garden Club
Bush's poppy. A very long bloomer.
Hoffman Estates Garden Club