Fermilab prairie seed harvest

Fermilab and the not-for-profit Fermilab Natural Areas will host their annual Fermilab Prairie Seed Harvest at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 3rd.

All ages and abilities are welcome to spend a day in the autumn prairie at Fermilab. This year the harvest will take place in the Robert F. Betz prairie located inside the main ring. Parking is available. Please watch for directional signs as you enter the Fermilab site. This event lasts until 2 p.m., and a hot-dog lunch will be provided. Come for the entire time or only a portion.

Fermilab staff and volunteers will show you what and where to collect. If you have them, please bring gloves, clippers and containers such as paper bags (especially with handles) or a 5-gallon bucket. Weather-appropriate, outdoor clothing is highly recommended, as are sturdy shoes.

This social event allows participants to enjoy the outdoors and learn about the ecological restoration program at Fermilab. Please call 630-840-3303 if you are bringing a large group. In case of bad weather, call the Fermilab switchboard at 630-840-3000.