March 10 – 1 pm
The Historic Prairie House
11225 Constitution Drive, Westchester
Save the Prairie Society is hosting naturalist Jack MacRae who will give a slide show presentation on the interesting and humorous stories behind the unearthing of the Woolly Mammoths and Mastodons that were found in four of our suburbs in: 1954, 1963, 1977, and 2005. Come too, to see the Newly renovated Historic Prairie House surrounded by a native tall grass prairie. Refreshments will be served. $5 admission for non-members.
THE HISTORIC PRAIRIE HOUSE
Will be open for visitors from 1 – 4 pm
January 13 and 27
February 10 and 24
Please stop by and see firsthand the restoration work and improvements that have been completed over the last several months.
The most recent plant survey has been completed. Please click on the following link for the full list.
Prairie Plant List 2015
Steve Sullivan, Photo by the Peggy Notebaert Museum
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.
Check out our Events page for more details by clicking here .
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.
Event details here!
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!
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.
Click here for the coupon! (PDF)
At 7 pm on Wednesday, March 26 in the community room of the LaGrange Park Library ( 555 N LaGrange Road ), Yvonne Woulse from the Little Red School House will be answering questions and sharing her knowledge about the white-tailed deer, Cook County’s largest resident mammal. Learn about their life cycle, eating habits, and survival techniques. The more you understand about the deer, the more you will appreciate their enduring presence. Hope to see you there! (Photo by Vito Martino)