Fermilab prairie seed harvest

At 10 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 1 and Oct. 29, join the Fermilab Natural Areas (FNA) crew for the annual Fermilab Prairie Seed Harvests.

All ages and abilities are welcome to spend a day in the autumn prairie at Fermilab. Participants help us collect the bulk of our seed for the year. This year the harvests will take place in the Main Ring prairie, where parking is available. Please watch for directional signs as you enter the Fermilab site. A hot dog lunch will be provided.

Fermilab staff and volunteers will show you what and where to collect. Please bring your own gloves, clippers and containers such as paper bags (especially with handles) or buckets, if you have them. Weather-appropriate outdoor clothing is highly recommended.

This is social event allows participants to enjoy the outdoors and learn a bit about the prairie. Please let FNA know if you are bringing a large group so we can be sure to accommodate everyone. In case of bad weather, call the Fermilab switchboard for more information at (630) 840-3000.