Meetings & Trips

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Gander Mountain, Feb. 10, 2018

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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.


Care for some sumac? Don’t mind if I do.


A nice, new snow covering





Walkup Heritage Farms and Gardens, Sept. 19, 2015



The house was built with cobblestones hauled by cart from Lake Michigan


Third Trienniel Bus Tour, August 1, 2015

We traversed the world from the lake front to the wilds of Niles.


Walking to Pratt Beach


On Pratt Beach


Our tour guide for Pratt Beach

Pratt Beach


Albany Park Community Center
Rain Garden



Mike Weis’s Garden



Bob Porter
took this photo.

Bob Porter’s garden

밥 포터의



Smiling crowd of Wild Ones at Niles Rain Garden during 2015 bus tour

Niles Rain Garden

James Woodworth Prairie Preserve, July 11, 2015

Compass Plant

Random people doing random things in the James Woodward Prairie Interpretation Center

Can you say “Purple Prairie Clover Picture Picker” ten times fast?

Purple Milkweed

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.

Shooting Stars

Shooting Stars

Indian Creek (Kildeer Creek)

Indian Creek (Kildeer Creek)

On one of the boardwalk trail sections

On one of the boardwalk trail sections

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: