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McDonald Woods, Jan. 23, 2016
McDonald Woods in Lindenhurst surrounds three artificial ponds that were constructed in the 1940s and 50s to attract wildlife.
Walkup Heritage Farms and Gardens, Sept. 19, 2015
Third Trienniel Bus Tour, August 1, 2015
We traversed the world from the lake front to the wilds of Niles.
James Woodworth Prairie Preserve, July 11, 2015
Reed-Turner Woodland tour, April 26, 2014
We were shown around Reed-Turner Woodland by a very knowledgeable guide, who was named Sarah, and probably still is. We also got to meet Mrs. Turner, who donated the land to the Nature Conservancy in the 1970’s. Her father had built a summer home there in 1929.
Photos: Kathy Greenholdt and Rick McCallister
Why Prairies Developed in North America, April 10, 2014
Dr. Jeff Hoyer, Advanced Placement Environmental Science and Biology teacher at Deerfield high school, gave a talk on the origins of the North American prairie.
He left us some links related to prairie formation: