Summer Evenings on the Prairie
Monday, July 15th and Thursday, July 18th
6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Afton Forest Preserve
13600 Crego Rd.
1 and ½ miles south of Perry Rd.
Meet in middle parking lot.
Natural Resource Manager Al Roloff will lead a “Summer Evenings on the Prairie” walk and talk through the prairie at Afton Forest Preserve. Follow trails through the spectacular mid-summer prairie blooms of Yellow and Purple Coneflowers, Blazing Star, Black-eyed Susan’s and the emerging tallgrass prairie of Big Bluestem and Indian Grass. Native Illinois prairie plants and prairie history will be discussed along with how to grow these low maintenance sustainable plants in your own home landscape. Bring your camera and take some photos and binoculars to view the prairie grassland and wetland birds. Afton has beautiful picnic areas if you want to picnic before or after the program.