From Daily Herald, Nov. 27, 2020: Fermilab Natural Areas is restoring 500 acres of grassland near Eola Road at Fermilab to serve as a breeding habitat for several endangered and threatened bird species that do not use tallgrass prairies or woodlands, such as the upland sandpiper, bobolink and Henslow’s sparrow.
If you live in the Chicago suburbs and have ever taken a walk on the Fermilab hike-and-bike trail along Batavia Road, you’ve probably noticed large trees with long, slender bean pods, which — even after they fall to the ground — are ignored by wildlife. Not that long ago, mammoths, mastodons and giant ground sloths roamed the Fermilab grounds and feasted on these bean pods, along with the fruit of two additional species that still can be found growing on site.
From Kane County Chronicle, Dec. 16, 2019: The Commission on Excellence in Ecological Restoration has recognized Fermilab with a Chicago Wilderness Excellence in Ecological Restoration Award. The commission was impressed with the lab’s knowledgeable staff, their work and its dedication to helping protect, restore and maintain one of Chicago Wilderness’s significant natural areas.
Please join the Fermilab community for our last lunch time volunteer cleanup for the season. ABRI Credit Union will be sponsoring this event on Sept. 19th 2019. A bus will pick up volunteers at Wilson Hall Horse Shoe at 11:45 sharp. All cleaning gear will be provided. Lunch will be provided by ABRI Credit Union. Please RSVP by Sept. 17th to Maria Martinez at x 3303 or Galvez@fnal.gov
Lend a hand care for our Land! Join the Fermilab community in a special 3rd Thursday lunchtime clean up: 11:45 to 1:15 pm. Transportation to clean up sites from WH, East Ground floor at 11:45 sharp, all cleaning gear will be provided. Lunch and soft drink provided to all volunteers. Please RSVP for lunch to Jeannette at x3303 or firstname.lastname@example.org