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Prairie Habitats and their Wildlife

Schedule and location


Saturday, October 5, 2019, 8:30 to 11:30 a.m.
Thornhill Education Center

Fees and Registration

$39.00 member
$46.00 nonmember
(Fees include admission to the Arboretum)

BY PHONE: 630-719-2468 ( Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.)

Course description

Explore the colorful landscape of the fall prairie and discover the amazing relationships between the plants and animals that call it home. Find out how the plants and animals of the prairie prepare for the shorter, cold days ahead. Immerse yourself in the colors and scents of tall grasses and the sounds of birds and insects that populate this fascinating habitat. Learn about the complex interactions that support this diversity of life. A plant list will be provided but feel free to bring your own field guide and hand lens.

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writer, naturalist, prairie steward, dragonfly monitor

Cindy Crosby is the author, compiler, or contributor to more than 20 books, including "The Tallgrass Prairie: An Introduction," co-author of "Tallgrass Conversations: In Search of the Prairie Spirit" and author of the forthcoming, "Chasing Dragonflies: A Natural and Cultural History" (Northwestern University Press, 2020). Cindy is a prairie steward at the Schulenberg Prairie and Nachusa Grasslands, and coordinates dragonfly monitoring programs at both sites. She earned a Master's Degree in Natural Resources at University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, and is a Certified Interpretive Trainer with the NAI. She blogs each week at Tuesdays in the Tallgrass @Wordpress and teaches natural history and trains naturalists in the Chicago region. Find out more on www.cindycrosby.com

Course details

Note: Held outdoors. A plant list will be provided but feel free to bring your own field guide and hand lens. Please dress for the weather. Limit 18

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Prairie Habitats and their Wildlife