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30Aug
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Open Spaces Brief – August 2022

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In July, the IUCN officially listed the migratory monarch butterfly endangered, threatened by habitat destruction and climate change. Waystations are a beautiful way to enhance your yard with stunning plants that provide the exact type of food and shelter for monarchs and other native pollinators. More than 90% of land in Illinois is privately held, so landowners like YOU can make a big impact!
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13Jul
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Open Spaces Brief – July 2022

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Passionate landowners have partnered with BACT to ensure that the familiar byways of Brinker, County Line, Old Sutton, Otis and Ridge Roads are kept safe from development through a network of conservation protection. Learn more about Heritage Corridors…
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04May
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Open Spaces Brief – May 2022

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The weather threw us a curveball on Earth Day, so...we rescheduled our Earth Month Celebration to Arbor Day. And it turned out to be perfect!
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03Apr
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Open Spaces Newsletter – Spring 2022

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With the arrival of spring, we see flora (plants) sprouting up all around. BACT prioritizes native plants (April is National Native Plant Month) in all our preserves and we work hard to remove invasive species. But there are many nuances to the categories of plants. As we all move forward with our 2022 garden plans, let's take a look at what's growing.
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13Jan
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Open Spaces Brief – January 2022

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This beautiful 5.28-acre remnant oak forest is located on the northwest edge of Barrington Hills. Like BACT's other preserves, the Jack David Mondschine Wildlife Conservation Area has a fascinating history.
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13Oct
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Open Spaces Brief – October 2021

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What a wonderful day immersed in nature! OaktoberFest came together beautifully – we forged ahead under partly cloudy skies (it never rained!) Volunteers planted 40 oak trees, 35 native shrubs, 2 witch hazels and a gorgeous redbud! All with the dulcet tones of Jazz du Jour in the background.
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07Sep
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Open Spaces Newsletter – Fall 2021

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Tartans for the Trust ~ What an amazing afternoon! Thank you to our incredible sponsors, vendors and guests for making this a day to remember! We can't wait to do it again in 2022!
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17Aug
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Open Space Brief – August 2021

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Barrington Area Conservation Trust is devoted to preserving our community’s rare and exceptional open spaces for current and future generations. Each acre restored and each habitat protected, begins with you! But... how does it work?
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