BLACKJACK OAK There are few Illinois native oaks one might consider small or even medium in size, but blackjack oak fits the bill. Commonly found growing in poor soil, particularly xeric sandy or rocky sites throughout west-central into southern Illinois,
Oh Christmas tree…
Did you buy a live Christmas tree this year? If you lived in the Menard county area 30-35 years ago, you might have bought one here at Starhill Forest! The Sternbergs planted 16 different species of conifers, beginning not long
Grow Your Own Oaks!
You’ve probably heard the Emerson quote, “The creation of a thousand forests is in one acorn.” Have you ever planted that acorn? What are you waiting for?! With hurricanes in the southeast, the derecho’s destruction in the Midwest, forest fires
Welcome 2017 Interns!
We are excited to welcome four student interns to Starhill Forest for the summer months! Jacob Nunez, a Williamsville native, is going into his senior year at Illinois College with an Environmental Studies major with a double minor in Economics