Roosevelt University Recognized by the National Wildlife Federation in “The Campus Wild”

Schaumburg Prairie

Schaumburg Campus Prairie Grasses

Roosevelt University is extremely proud to be recognized by the National Wildlife Federation for creating and maintaining a beautiful and functional landscape that is teeming with flora and fauna.  In their report entitled “The Campus Wild,” the National Wildlife Federation focuses on campuses across the country that create green spaces that restore habitats and protect wildlife.

The landscape at the Schaumburg campus is thriving as prairie grasses and flowers mature.  The 27-acre campus has converted vast amounts of turf grass into a diverse wildlife habitat.  We also have a rain garden, butterfly garden, community vegetable garden, edible food forest, herb garden, and arboretum.

 

(Did you know that Roosevelt University’s Schaumburg campus was once headquarters for the Pure Oil Company’s offices?  We have taken repurposing to a fantastic new level!)

Flying Grasshopper on Sunflower

Flying Grasshopper on Sunflower

The NWF report highlights green roofs, food-producing gardens, arboretums and botanical gardens, the carbon sequestration value of trees, stormwater mitigation, NWF certified wildlife habitats, and LEED and wildlife-friendly design.  Roosevelt University is one of 85 colleges and campuses across the nation recognized in the report, and one of only three in Illinois.

To see the report, visit http://www.nwf.org/Campus-Ecology/Resources/Reports/The-Campus-Wild.aspx

Willow Leaf Beetle on Butterfly Weed 06-25-2015

Willow Leaf Beetle on Butterfly Weed

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