Before the Europeans came to North America prairies burned regularly — sometimes many square miles at a time due to natural events such as lightning. Those natural burns usually occurred at least once very two or three years. Now prairies have to be burned to keep the woody plants from taking over.
Here’s a link to a YouTube video of a burn performed last November. Be sure to watch the end as new GREEN starts to appear.
Noted author and researcher, Joel Greenberg will be speaking on
This is a free event.
On November 22 at the LaGrange Park Library E J Neafsey will be presenting “The Fauna of Wolf Road Prairie — A Film Festival” at 2:00 PM.
E J has also created some fascinating videos that have been loaded to YouTube including:
You can search www.YouTube.com under Neafsey for more of these fine videos.
Stacia Novy started working at Wolf Road Prairie when she was in grade school and continued working here for over 35 years. Even when she was serving our nation in the military she would return to give talks on birds and to fly her falcons to the enjoyment of many. John Banasxak, a long time director on the Society board, was her junior high school biology teacher. Stacia has written of her experiences with birds and how they enhanced her life. The article can be found under Articles under the Resources menu.