The Prairie Heritage Celebration — the 40th Anniversary of the founding of the Save The Prairie Society is our September 19 special event from 10 AM to 2 PM. Our planning is coming together nicely. To date activities on the Prairie House grounds include:
The most recent plant survey has been completed. Please click on the following link for the full list.
Saturday, July 11 at 10 am to 12:30
Join us for our annual Insect Safari day. Two insect experts will guide participants out onto the Prairie and along the Prairie House garden to collect insects for examination and study on the porch of the Prairie House. Later, all insects will be released.
Participants are urged to wear socks and long pants. Sandals are not advised.
Join us on February 23rd at the LaGrange Park Library for a talk by Steve Sullivan, Senior Curator of the Peggy Notebaert Museum, who will help us understand our wild neighbors, the gray squirrel and the fox squirrel.
We see them going about their business almost everyday, but still there are interesting facts to learn about their habits, needs, behavior, and life cycles. Bring your questions and enjoy some light refreshments.
Save the Prairie Society would like to wish you and yours a very Happy New Year! 2015 is slated to be one of the most exciting years for StPS and we hope you will join us on our mission of ecological and historical preservation. Please keep watch here for updates on prairie restoration, Prairie House renovation, volunteer opportunities, events, and more! See you in 2015!
LaGrange Park Library – 2 pm on Sunday, December 14
A video on the folk traditions of Seiffen, Germany’s most famous Christmas Village, will be presented to show how their holiday crafts, exported all over the world, were made. Follow the stories of nutcrackers, incense burners, toys made on the lathe, as well as the miner’s tradition of the candle Schwibbogen.
A discussion and holiday treats will follow.