Autumn on the Prairie

21st annual celebration of Illinois' native landscape

What: The Nature Conservancy’s Nachusa Grasslands preserve celebrates its 21st annual Autumn on the Prairie festival with guided tours of prairie and savannas, educational exhibits and self–guided plant tours.Participants can ride through the prairie on a horse-drawn wagon, listen to live music, see local artists at work and explore a children’s tent.

Nachusa Grasslands preserve is owned by The Nature Conservancy. Its 3,000 acres feature large stretches of native prairie.

Who: This free event is open to the public. Donations are appreciated. Lunch and refreshments will be available for purchase. There is no rain date.

When: Saturday, September 18, 2010
             10am to 5pm

Where: Nachusa Grasslands Preserve is located 3 miles northwest of Franklin Grove, on Lowden Road (8772 S. Lowden Road, Franklin Grove, Illinois 61031). Directional signs will be posted. Franklin Grove is two hours west of Chicago. To contact the preserve call 815-456-2340 or visit our web site at

The Nature Conservancy is a leading conservation organization working around the world to protect ecologically important lands and waters for nature and people. The Conservancy and its more than 1 million members have protected nearly 120 million acres worldwide. Visit The Nature Conservancy on the Web at

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(312) 580-2107

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