Prairie Ethnobotany

Instructor Cindy Crosby leads a group of students on a walk through the prairie.Learn how humans have used prairie plants on Learn how humans have used prairie plants on this summer hike. The prairie once served us as pharmacy, grocery store, fuel source, fortune teller, purveyor of love charms -- and so much more! Discover a different dimension of the prairie as you enjoy  vibrant summer blooms and grasses and learn about their many historical and traditional uses.

Instructor: Cindy Crosby
Notes: Held indoors and outdoors, includes light hiking on the prairie. Please dress for the weather. Limit 20
Supplies: A hand lens or binoculars may be useful, as will your favorite field guide.  Please bring a snack and a water bottle.

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Schedule and Location

Saturday, July 28, 2018, 8:30 to 11:00 a.m.
Prairie Visitor Station, P Lot 25

This class will be offered again in August 2019.

Fees and Admission

Nonmembers: Fees include admission to the Arboretum. 

$35.00 member
$44.00 nonmember

Registration Information

CALL: 630-719-2468 (or to be wait listed)
IN PERSON: Stop by the Visitor Center during open hours.