Roloff presents ‘Summer Evenings on the Prairie’

Published: Monday, July 15, 2013 5:09 p.m.CDT

Natural Resource Manager Al Roloff will lead a “Summer Evenings on the Prairie” walk and talk through the prairie from 6 to 7:30 p.m. today and Thursday at Afton Forest Preserve, 13600 Crego Road.

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 a camera to take some photos and binoculars to view the prairie grassland and wetland birds.

Afton Forest Preserve, located 1 1/2 miles south of Perry Road, has picnic areas for those who want to picnic before or after the program. Meet in the middle parking lot.

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