Past Meetings

October 15th, 2022

Thank you so much for participating in invasive species scavenger hunting last Saturday! Keep helping the good work for ecology!

October 13th, 2022

Thanks to our membership director Gary, our secretary Vijay and two active members Chester and Joshua for assisting Green Quad day today by Red Bison table. Also, we welcome new members to join with us for our future sustainability events!

October 9th, 2022

Thank you for those who joined with us on the bat walk with Dr. Joy Keefe! If you have interests or questions about bats and their impacts on environment, feel free to reach out to us or Dr. Keefe!

October 8th, 2022

Thank you so much for helping remove the honeysuckles to prepare for upcoming prairie project!

October 1st, 2022

Good job everyone sharpening the tool, cutting invasive plants and making the banner!

September 24th, 2022

Despite a hot weather at noon, our group members still managed to come to participate in brush burn! Proud of you all, every RB member!

September 17th, 2022

Good job everyone for helping remove honeysuckles, an aggressive invasive species. Hope you have learned a lot from ecological restoration through hands-on experiences!

September 8th, 2022

Thank you to our membership director Gary, Vice President Jackie, Nature Steward Joel and our active member Chester for helping ACES RSO fair in front of ACES library from 2 to 4pm.

August 27th, 2022

40+ people joined with us for brush burning last Saturday in SAW. It was really fun, and we have gained a lot of hands-on ecological experiences!

August 21st, 2022

Thank you all for helping facilitate the Quad Day! Welcome returning and new students on board in ecological restoration!

August 6th, 2022

Our members took a walk in the Arboretum on campus knowing about the local ecology and wildlife.

July 23rd, 2022


Our members went to SAW to do INaturalist Tree Catalog Brunch last Saturday. Here are some species we have documented.

July 16th, 2022


Our members went to SAW to remove tulip trees and discovered many cute species there!   Photographs were taken by Red Bison Membership Director Chengxu (Gary) Liu.

July 9th, 2022

Red Bison members went down to Homer Lake Prairie Restoration field, cutting down many aggressive autumn olives. It was a hot day, but everyone did a great job!!!

February 26th, 2022

Cutting honeysuckle!

October 9th, 2021

Red Bison members worked together on this day to collect tons of native prairie seeds that were ready for harvest all throughout the prairie in between the Red Bison work shed and the Pollinatarium. We collected species such as Indian Grass, Big Bluestem, Bottlebrush, Compass Plant, and more!

October 2nd, 2021

Entomologist Jake Dixon found and identified various insect species throughout the South Arboretum Woods, teaching Red Bison members about their ecology along the way. Photographs were taken by Red Bison member Connor Ross.

September 18th, 2021

For this week’s meeting, Colin Dobson found and identified many common bird species throughout the South Arboretum Woods and taught Red Bison members about their ecology. Photographs were taken by Red Bison member Connor Ross.

Sunday, August 22nd, 2021

Red Bison participated in UIUC’s Quad Day. We showcased some of the fantastic work we’ve done over the last year, and introduced lots of new members to the club! Check out our posters here: Prescribed Burns Poster & South Arboretum Woods Poster

Summer 2021

Red Bison members helped clear an area of plant debris next to the Red Bison Work Shed at the South Arboretum Woods in order to establish a fire pit in the future for social events.