Animals, Plants and Nature Send Items to Nbrcalendar@dailyherald.Com

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Events that involve pets, animals and plants, such as pet washes, adoption days, nature walks, microchipping, nature photography exhibits, nature tours, bird walks, calls for volunteers for nature-related work days, etc. Deadline is two weeks before event date.

Bird Walk with Wendy Paulson: 9 a.m. Friday, April 1, Beverly Lake parking lot off Route 72. Sponsored by Audubon and Citizens for Conservation. RSVP to Janis Wesley at jwesley@audubon.org or call (847) 328-1250, ext. 10. Do not show up without registering in case of cancellations or last minute changes. Visit citizensforconservation.org for the latest schedule.

Citizens for Conservation Restoration Winter workday: 9-11 a.m. Saturday, April 2, CFC headquarters, 459 W. Hwy. 22, Lake Barrington. Workers free native trees from the clutches of invasive brush. Bring gloves; tools provided. Call (847) 382-7283.

How to grow a great lawn: 9 a.m. Saturday, April 2, Knupper Nursery, 1801 N. Rand Road, Palatine. John Heaton, owner of Knupper Nursery, shares his years of experience in lawn care and teaches you how to have a lush, green lawn. Free. Register at (847) 359-1080.

Lake County Audubon Society: 7:30 p.m. Monday, April 4, the Libertyville village hall, 118 W. Cook St. Bob Kaplan, a member of the North American Mycological Association and a volunteer steward for the Lake County Forest Preserve at Mari Flats, presents "There's a Fungus Among Us -- Mushrooms of Lake County." Free. Call Chris, (847) 362-5134.

Garden Club of Lake Zurich: 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 5, St. Matthew's Lutheran Church, 22480 Old McHenry Road, Hawthorn Woods; enter in front at door No. 12. Dr. Woodruff Imberman, president of the Wisconsin/Illinois Lily Society, presents "Put Glam in Your Garden With Lilies. …