Prairie Habitats and their Wildlife

Schedule and Location

Saturday, September 8, 2018, 8:00 to 11:00 a.m.
Thornhill Education Center

Fees and Registration

Nonmembers: Fees include admission to the Arboretum. 

$39.00 member
$46.00 nonmember

Course Description

Cone flowers are in bloom on the prairie.

Explore the colorful landscape of the fall prairie and discover the amazing relationships between the plants and animals that call it home. Find out how the plants and animals of the prairie prepare for the shorter, cold days ahead. Immerse yourself in the colors and scents of tall grasses and the sounds of birds and insects that populate this fascinating habitat. Learn about the complex interactions that support this diversity of life. A plant list will be provided but feel free to bring your own field guide and hand lens. We will start in the classroom before heading out to Schulenberg Prairie to walk and observe this special habitat together. 

Instructor: Cindy Crosby
Note: Held indoors and outdoors. Please dress for the weather. Limit 18

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Course Details

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IN PERSON: Stop by Visitor Center during open hours.


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Classes run rain or shine unless there is a threat of server weather. If severe weather is forecast please call 630-719-7979 for updates on weather related cancellations.