Description: Come see the results of Jim “the Native Seed Man” and Marlene’s efforts to reconstruct a native prairie in what was once a soy bean field. You will see a progression of prairies, started in 2006 with seed gathered in McHenry County. You can compare seeded prairie to that planted with plugs. Many of the over 150 species will be in bloom. Jim earned his Ecological Restoration Certificate from McHenry County Conservation District and has a wealth of information to share. If you would like to learn how to grow a prairie, or just be surrounded by it’s beauty, do not miss this walk! All WPPC Walks on the Wild Side are free of charge and no pre-registration is required. This is not an open house. Guided walks led by the homeowners start only at the posted time.
Directions: Take Rt. 31 north out of McHenry, 6 miles north of Rt. 120 turn right on Harts Rd (away from Glacial Park). Follow Harts Rd. 1.2 miles to its end, turn left (north), go .35 miles to 6905. Turn left onto blacktop drive just past white farm house. Park on grass on the left side of drive. 6905 South Solon Rd, McHenry.