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Prairie Kicks on Route 66

Dates: May. 6, 2017 - May. 6, 2017
Times: 9:00am - 4:30pm
Category: Nature
Location: Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie, 30239 South State Route 53, Wilmington, IL 60481
Phone: 815-423-6370
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"Route 66: Off The Beaten Path" - Explore what was life was like along Route 66 in its heyday and celebrate the native Illinois spring prairie blooms! Volunteer-led nature and history tours will depart from the information trailer at the Iron Bridge Trailhead at 10, 11, 1 and 2. From 9 to 1: Learn how to make natural dyes for fibers using prairie plants! At 4 - Community-wide broadcasting of Little Bluestem seeds. Celebrating life at Midewin - past, present and future! Smokey Bear & Woodsy Owl too! #BringBackThePrairie! BUSES leave from (1) 401 E. Mississippi Ave. in Elwood and (2) North end of Water St. in Wilmington. Printable Brochure Here: https://www.fs.usda.gov/news/midewin/news-events/?cid=2704


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