Claire Slattery

About Claire Slattery

This author has not yet filled in any details.
So far Claire Slattery has created 23 blog entries.

Become a Bird Box Monitor

AOF maintains 22 bird nesting boxes around the Lake Zurich area in cooperation with the Village of Lake Zurich. We need several people to monitor these boxes for nesting activity over the course of the spring/summer.  This is an easy and rewarding way to will help our local birds have successful nesting seasons.   Monitoring includes […]

By |2019-03-31T13:42:10-05:00March 30th, 2019|News|0 Comments

Findings From WWII During Lake Zurich Restoration

The habitat restoration volunteers with the Ancient Oaks Foundation often come upon man-made items when they meet at various area oak woodlands to clear them of invasives.  Tires, deteriorated oil drums, rusty broken-down swings sets, and even the occasional crack pipe have been unearthed during the groups 10-year-long effort to restore the health […]

By |2018-12-09T09:32:09-05:00December 9th, 2018|News|0 Comments

AOF Celebrates Giving Tuesday

Ancient Oaks Foundation Celebrates #GivingTuesday & Pledges to Raise Awareness of the Benefits of Restored Natural Recreational Areas

November 1, 2018. This #GivingTuesday, Ancient Oaks Foundation will celebrate giving by raising awareness and funds for the continued restoration of natural recreational areas. 

#GivingTuesday is a global day of giving that harnesses the collective power of individuals, […]

By |2018-12-09T09:34:57-05:00November 4th, 2018|News|0 Comments

Sighting of the Southern Flying Squirrel

Many people confuse the Southern Flying Squirrel, Glaucomys Volans, with the Sugar Glider (Petaurus Breviceps). First, if you are reading this from Illinois, you may be surprised to find out that Illinois is home to the Southern Flying Squirrel. This magnificent creature can be found in the Eastern half of the United States […]

By |2018-10-25T06:59:13-05:00September 29th, 2018|News|0 Comments

Oak Species – 1119 Betty Lane, Lake Zurich


“When we began to look for homes in Lake Zurich, I knew that I wanted to live in a wooded subdivision. I gasped when I saw our future property and the number of different bur oak. When I started to research oak trees, I found out just how important they are to […]

By |2019-09-06T20:22:18-05:00September 29th, 2018|Heritage Oaks|0 Comments

Young Bur Oak – 45 Lake View Place, Lake Zurich


This young bur oak is now a Future Heritage Oak.  The owner’s mother, age 93, has nurtured this oak since it was a volunteer ( sprouted spontaneously) on her property.  She has a great love for trees and it shows in the health of the oaks on her property.


By |2018-10-19T16:22:30-05:00September 29th, 2018|Heritage Oaks|0 Comments

Pin Oak – 1240 Whitehall Lake Zurich


The owner of this pin oak writes, “I’m not sure my Oak is all that significant.  But, it looks nice and I love to watch it grow!  It was planted as a large tree 14 years ago and has grown into a full, beautiful tree and now shades our backyard”  We couldn’t […]

By |2018-09-29T08:45:10-05:00September 29th, 2018|Heritage Oaks|0 Comments

Red Oak – 114 Ash Street, Lake Zurich


This red oak is a beautiful tree.  The owner reports that “one of our ancient oaks was used by Indians to mark a trade route.  They bent it when it was a sapling so that it would grow at a sharp angle”.   Lake County curator Diane Dretske has a blog post about […]

By |2018-09-29T08:46:06-05:00September 29th, 2018|Heritage Oaks|0 Comments

Oak – 21707 Old Barn Road, Lake Zurich

The magnificent oak trees on the Heritage Oak property at 21707 Old Barn Road were first noted on the 1840 Federal Township Plats which can be found on the Lake County GIS Maps Online The AOF has counted rings on local oaks that have numbered in the 250s- back to the mid-1700’s. It is reasonable […]

By |2018-09-29T08:38:03-05:00August 16th, 2018|Heritage Oaks|0 Comments