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. 

Bull Valley Garden Club

Prairie Blazing Star and Ironweed

Turtle head

River oats in the foreground with Yellow Coneflowers in background

Senna hebecarpa

Glade Mallow growing in our prairie. This plant is on the threatened/endangered list in several states.

Many scenes like this can be enjoyed in the prairie. Pictured here is Prairie dock, Prairie sage and Purple coneflower.

Phlox and Joe-Pye in full bloom  

Rose Mallow. One of the prettiest flower in the gardens.

Spring bulbs creates a traffic stopping show!

Ironweed flowers were picked to be

used as dye for a yarn class.

The McHenry Garden Club

Richmond Garden Club

Dancing monarchs

An injured Heron was looking for shelter amongst the shoreline.

"Yoga in the Prairie."  Brought to you by Natives Haven and Dorothy Robin of Workplace Wellness Yoga.  See our event page.

All ages enjoyed yoga in the serenity of the gardens!!

Natives Haven Nursery

​​​A Red-spotted Purple

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.

Harvard Garden Club

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.

Tiger Moth Caterpillars eating milkweed

Hoffman Estates Garden Club

Early morning breakfast for this Monarch caterpillar.

Woodstock Garden Club

Algonquin Garden Clu​b

McCullom Lake Garden Club

Great Blues and Cardinal Flowers are a hummingbirds' delight!!

Our favorite place to relax

---Turtles                and                      Ducks----

​Have found a home at Natives Haven Nursery :)

During the summer months, several different species of dragonflies can be seen catching insects.

Animal control was called and the Heron was taken to Flint Creek Animal Rehab Center.

Bush's poppy.  A very long bloomer.