prairie

Pine Street prairie

Marty Murphy, AD, took this photo of Fermilab’s expansive prairie on Sept. 4. The photo was taken from Pine Street, facing west.

Enjoy a day of bison, birds and bugs while learning about science and fun things to do outside at Fermilab’s Family Outdoor Fair on Sunday afternoon, June 10, 2012.

Continuing its long-term prairie reconstruction project, the Department of Energy’s Fermilab again invites neighbors and friends to help harvest prairie flower seeds. The harvesting will take place on Saturday, October 7, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. A second harvesting will take place on Saturday, November 4, again from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

As summer winds down and the tell-tale colors of autumn emerge, the U.S. Department of Energy’s Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory once again invites its neighbors to help harvest prairie flower seeds as part of its 20-year effort to restore one of the few tallgrass landscapes remaining in all of Illinois.