May Flower Walk

May 13th, 10:00am
@ the Historic Prairie House, 11225 Constitution Drive, Westchester


Celebrate The Merry Month of May

Spring flowers are now blooming at Wolf Road Prairie. Save The Prairie Society would like to share the colorful spring beauty of our native flowers with you.
We will be hosting a Wolf Road Prairie walk both in the Savanna and the Prairie on May 13 @10 am.

Participants can park in one of the three parking bays on the north side of 31st Street just west of Wolf Road.

A great opportunity for all ages to learn the land we live on and connect with the other organisms that call it home and depend on it.

Earth Day Gardening

April 22nd, 1:00pm to 3:00pm
@ the Historic Prairie House, 11225 Constitution Drive, Westchester


Celebrate Earth Day with us!

Our prairie garden needs tending and the more hands the better. We will be sprucing up the garden on April 22 from 1 pm to 3 pm. Whether you stay an hour or
all 3 hours, your help will be appreciated. Bring gloves if you have them, if not we have extras.

Refreshments will be available.

The Sky Dance of the Male Woodcock

April 1st, 2nd & 3rd, starting 7:00pm
@ the Historic Prairie House, 11225 Constitution Drive, Westchester


Join us on the deck of the Prairie House as we listen for the persistent peenting of the male Woodcock and then watch as he ascends high in the sky, then dramatically returns performing a daring fast downward zig zag spiral and at the last moment, pulls back and lands on the spot where he started. This daring flight is performed in hopes of impressing a potential mate. Wolf Road Prairie is one of the few places in Cook County where this twilight courtship can be seen.

Zoom Safari

Sunday, March 28, 1:00 PM
@Zoom


World Traveler and wildlife photographer, Rick Schoenfield, will guide you into the wilds of Africa and South America. He will be sharing both his adventures and his professional photographs.

Highlighting: Jaguars, Great River Otters, Lions, Cheetahs and Gorillas.

To sign up for this free event, confirm that you plan to attend by sending an email to: wrp.stps@gmail.com with Zoom Safari as your subject.

Your email address  is all that is needed to register. You will receive your Zoom Safari log-in information by way of email the day before the event. On the 28th, as 1:00 PM approaches, sign in as instructed and you will enter a virtual waiting room.

Please fill free to forward this information to anyone you think may be interested in attending.

Weekly Open House

Sundays, 1:00-3:00pm
@ the Historic Prairie House, 11225 Constitution Drive, Westchester
Masks required


Westchester’s Oldest House: an 1853 Midwest Farmhouse surrounded by native prairie. What Lies Within? A Hand-hewed timber framed schoolhouse and adjacent teacher’s quarters. Historic artifacts & original documents.

Insect Safari

Sunday, September 20, 2:00pm
@ the Historic Prairie House, 11225 Constitution Drive, Westchester
$5 for adults, children free


Join in the fun, help find a variety of insects at Wolf Road Prairie. Sturdy shoes and long pants advised.
Later, on the porch of the Prairie House, we will release the insects back onto the prairie.
For those who do not wish to go out onto the prairie, there will be an insect display in the Prairie House.

Yoga and Forest Bathing at Wolf Road Prairie

Saturday, August 22, 9:00 am to 11:30 am
@ the Historic Prairie House, 11225 Constitution Drive, Westchester
$30 for Individual or $25 for two (bring a friend)


Meet at the Prairie House. Instructor Marie Zubinski will be holding class from 9 am to 11:30 on Saturday, August 22. Masks are required inside the Prairie House.

For more information: call Marie @ (630) 947-5977 or visit https://www.facebook.com/virgoonfire/.

Nature Therapy Yoga Class

Saturday, March 21, 9:30 am to 12 pm
@ the Historic Prairie House, 11225 Constitution Drive, Westchester
$25.00

Marie Zubinski will be holding her class on the deck of the Prairie House or if the weather is inclement, inside the large room with a view of the Prairie.

To register: email mzubinski@gmail.com.

Predators From Around the World

Sunday, March 29, 1 pm (postponed in precaution of COVID-19)
@ the Historic Prairie House, 11225 Constitution Drive, Westchester
Free Event

World traveler, Rick Schoenfield, will be sharing his experiences and digital photos displaying the beauty and strength of these magnificent animals.