Autumn On The Prairie has come and gone for this year, but the information below will give an idea of what you can experience by attending Autumn On The Prairie in 2013.
Autumn on the Prairie
Saturday, September 15, 2012
10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
This year's theme is "Bison on the Horizon"
This free event is open to the public.
Activities include guided tours of prairie and savannas on foot or by vehicle, horse-drawn wagon rides, live music, kettle corn, raptor demonstrations, woodcarving, atlatl spear throwing, Native American pottery and bead making, butterfly and turtle hunts, a children’s tent, and more!
Photo by Kirk Hallowell
Donations are appreciated. Lunch and refreshments will be available for purchase. There is no rain date.
For more information, visit www.nature.org/Illinois or call 815-456-2340
The preserve is located 3 miles northwest of Franklin Grove, on Lowden Road. Extra directional signs will be posted. Franklin Grove is two hours west of Chicago, and is celebrating that same day with three historical attractions nearby.
The Nature Conservancy – Nachusa Grasslands,
8772 S. Lowden Road, Franklin Grove, Illinois 61031
The Nature Conservancy is a leading international, nonprofit organization that preserves plants, animals and natural communities representing the diversity of life on Earth by protecting the lands and waters they need to survive. To date, the Conservancy and its more than one million members have been responsible for the protection of more than 14 million acres in the United States and have helped preserve more than 83 million acres in Latin America, the Caribbean, Asia and the Pacific. Visit the TNC Web site at nature.org/illinois.