My husband, youngest son, and I traveled today to the Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie, in Wilmington, Illinois. The U.S. Department of Agriculture is turning the former Joliet Arsenal back into a prairie. It is still a “work-in-progress,” but what a beautiful piece of open land!
We walked along the closed Old Chicago Road to the Turtle Pond and seedbeds (fenced in to keep out the deer). We saw butterflies, goldfinches, loggerhead shrikes, and very few people.
Good day, good walk!