Located on the shore of Lake Michigan at the Wisconsin-Illinois border, Chiwaukee Prairie features one of Wisconsin’s most beautiful plant communities. Senior Ecologist, Don Quintenz, will guide us through the exceptional diversity of plants and animals found at the Prairie. Portions of the site are classified as calcareous fen, one of the rarest of plant communities and also the showiest in fall. Of the 400 species of vascular plants growing at the prairie, twenty-six are considered rare plant species, 10 of which are listed as endangered or threatened. Chiwaukee Prairie is recognized as a National Natural Landmark by the National Park Service and was designated a State Natural Area in 1967.
The field trip begins and ends at Chiwaukee Prairie. In order to maintain social distancing, you will need to provide your own transportation to and from the Chiwaukee Prairie. Please bring your own lunch or snacks. Further details and directions will be emailed to registered participants the week prior to the trip.
We will practice social distancing when we are able to, but because of the nature of small-group programming, it will not always be possible. For the health and safety of all, participants must wear a mask when you are within six feet of others. Please do not attend if you are sick or believe you have been exposed to the virus.
Members: $35 | Non-Members: $50