Day Two Hundred Nine

IMG_0796“Midewin” Means Healing in Potawatomi

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!

Midewin

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.

Midewin2There is more of this peaceful place to explore, and we’ll be back!

Good day, good walk!

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