Fermilab Natural Areas

March 21, 7:00 pm at the Kuhn Barn, Fermilab Village Everybody welcome. Come and hear about the habitat restoration and wildlife monitoring  we have done over the past year and our plans for the future. Featured  speaker Mr. Stephen Packard, formerly Director of Science and Stewardship for the Illinois Nature Conservancy (1983-1999) and Founding Director of Audubon Chicago Region (1999-2014). Stephen was a longtime friend of Dr. Betz who started the Fermilab prairie project.

Volunteer with our stewards for a winter woodland workday. No experience necessary. Learn new things about the environment and meet like-minded friends. Assist in the restoration of a healthy, diverse ecosystem. First and third Saturdays each month, 9:00 am – noon.  Upcoming workdays 20 Jan, 3 Feb, 17 Feb Meet in the northeast corner of the Lederman Science Center parking lot at the start of the event. Will be cancelled in case of bad weather.       http://fermilabnaturalareas.org/calendar.html

02-Dec-2017 9:00am -12:00pm 16-Dec-2017 9:00am -12:00pm Meet in the northeast corner of the Lederman Science Center parking lot at the start of the event. Assist in the restoration of a healthy, diverse ecosystem! We ask that you dress for the weather, wear sturdy shoes and persons under 18 are accompanied by an adult or have written permission.

Baby bison season is here, and all are welcome to visit with and photograph the newborns. Fermilab is expecting the new babies to be joined by at least 10 more over the next six weeks.

The Annual Meeting of Fermilab Natural Areas will be held on Thursday, March 16, at 7 p.m. at the Kuhn Barn in the Fermilab Village. The keynote speaker will be Cody Considine, who will speak about “Lessons Learned from 30 Years of Restoring Tallgrass Prairie at Nachusa Grasslands.” Everybody is welcome to attend!