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.
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.
Please join us for a lecture by Save the Prairie Society Associate Director Dr. EJ Neafsey at the LaGrange Park Public Library on Novemeber 16th, 2014.
Dr. Neafsey’s lecture, entitled Wold Road Prairie: Flowers, Fire, Ice, Native Americans, A Big Fight, Monarchs, Leopold’s Land Ethic, and More, will cover topics such as flora, fauna, and the history of Wolf Road Prairie.
Going on now through the month of October, a display of photographs and artistic renderings of Wolf Road Prairie can be found on the second floor of Westchester Public Library. Featured are awe-inspiring shots of Wolf Road Prairie’s amazing flora and fauna, photos of STPS-led guided tours, and paintings which reveal the natural beauty of the prairie landscape. Stop by Westchester Public Library and see this wonderful installation for yourself!
Prairie Fest 2014 is less than 1 month away! Check out our calendar page for more info as well as our brand new flyer! Share it with family, friends, and anyone who would be interested in food, art, music, nature, and fun!
A celebration of the beauty and bounty of Nature
The History of the People who lived upon the land.
Please join us for our Annual Prairie Fest this year!
As always, our Prairie Fest will include food, fun, art, crafts, music, education, nature, and more!
Prairie Fest 2014 is scheduled Saturday, September 27th from 10am – 4pm.
Our rain date is October 4th.
The Fest will be held on the parkway of the Prairie House on the northern edge of Wolf Road Prairie.
11225 Constitution Drive, Westchester, Il 60154
Artists & Crafters Wanted!
Just as previous years, we will be having exhibitors of arts, crafts, and more along Constitution Drive. If you are interested in becoming an exhibitor, contact us at
or call Rita McCabe at
You can also download the Entry Form here (PDF).
We hope to see you there!
Have a green thumb and want to help save Wolf Road Prairie?
Head over to Vern Goers Greenhouse with the below coupon and Vern Goers will donate 10% of every purchase to Save the Prairie Society. This is a great way to stock up on gardening supplies for the spring and summer while helping the conservation effort at Wolf Road Prairie.