ANNUAL PRAIRIE FEST 11225 Constitution Drive, Westchester Saturday, August 26 from 10 – 4 pm On the Northern Edge of Wolf Rd. Prairie
SPECIAL ATTRACTION Joe’s Reptile Road Show A wide variety of reptiles Education with a good dose of humo.
See our beautiful quilt display.
Enjoy the sweet melodies of the dulcimer.
Buy American from our crafters & artists.
Feast on Brats and Hot Dogs with all your favorite fixin’s
P L U S Prairie Tours, Basket Raffles House History, Geology Display Prairie Tours Rain Day – Saturday, September 9
On Friday May 12 John Banaszak will conduct a prairie walk starting at the inlets to Wolf Road on 31st Street in Westchester, Illinois.
The inlets are just 1 and 2 short blocks west of the gas station at 31st and Wolf.
Be in one of those inlets at 6 PM and John will show and talk about the flora of this great prairie and savanah.
Earth Day 2017 is upon us on April 22.
Meet at the Prairie House to work on beautiful Wolf Road Prairie which will have many of its Spring plants blooming. A workday is also scheduled for both the Wolf Road Prairie and the garden of the Prairie House from 1 to 3 PM.
Also, from 1 to 4 PM you can drop off Food Pantry items on the Prairie House deck for those in need.
As part of the work of restoring Wolf Road Prairie is to remove and manage the invasive species – doing what nature did before the Europeans came to the Americas. Prairie fires would sweep across sometimes hundreds of thousands of acres periodically. This natural cycle of periodic burns were necessary to maintain the balance between prairies, savannas and woods. This spring, as in previous years, volunteers participated in burns as well as removing invasive plants at Wolf Road Prairie.
E.J. Neafsey will be conducting our Woodcock spotting event on both March 31, and April 8.
John Banaszak will be hosting the event on April 1 and April 7. Starting time just before sunset.
555 N La Grange Rd
La Grange Park, IL 60526
The new Franzosenbusch Heritage Project website is available. The new site (www.fhproject.org) will include all the old material and over the next few weeks add some new material along with some re-writes. Please be patient during the transition.