Take a Walk in a Local Prairie

Below are photos taken by members for our Take a Walk in a Local Prairie event. We will add more photos as we receive them. If you are interested in sharing photos email them to [email protected]. Make sure to include a description and note the date and location where they were taken.

Belmont Prairie

Monarch Resting Among Amazing Display of Native Flowers taken by Denise Sandoval July 2021

Dunham Woods Forest Preserve

Wild Bergamot (Monarda fistulosa) still in bloom taken by Jan Smith 9/13/21
Viceroy Butterfly (Limenitis archippus) taken by Jan Smith 9/13/21
Smooth Blue Aster (Symphyotrichum laeve) taken by Jan Smith 9/13/21
Clasping leaves of Smooth Blue Aster (Symphyotrichum laeve) taken by Jan Smith 9/13/21
Sky Blue Aster (Symphyotrichum oolentangiense) taken by Jan Smith 9/13/21
Rattlesnake Master (Eryngium yuccifolium) taken by Jan Smith 9/13/21

West Chicago Prairie

Bumblebee and Tall Coreopsis (Coreopsis tripteris) taken by Wendy Vernon 8/26/21
Bumblebee and Tall Coreopsis (Coreopsis tripteris) taken by Wendy Vernon 8/26/21
Wild Plum (Prunus americana) taken by Wendy Vernon 8/26/21
Virginia Mountain Mint (Pycnanthemum virginianum) taken by Wendy Vernon 8/26/2
20210826 Sumac taken by Wendy Vernon 8/26/21
Stiff Goldenrod (Solidago rigida) taken by Wendy Vernon 8/26/21
Sawtooth Sunflower (Helianthus grosseserratus) taken by Wendy Vernon 8/26/21
Rattlesnake Master (Eryngium yuccifolium) taken by Jan Smith 9/13/21
Prairie Dock (Silphium terebinthinaceum) taken by Wendy Vernon 8/26/21
Path with Tall Prairie Grasses taken by Wendy Vernon 8/26/21
Obedient Plant (Physostegia virginiana) with Goldenrods taken by Wendy Vernon 8/26/21
Monarch Butterflies (Danaus plexippus) on Pasture Thistle (Cirsium discolor) taken by Wendy Vernon 8/26/21
Great Spangled Fritillary Butterfly (Speyeria cybele) on Pasture Thistle (Cirsium discolor) taken by Wendy Vernon 8/26/21
Gray Dogwood (Cornus racemosa) taken by Wendy Vernon 8/26/21
Big Bluestem (Andropogon gerardii) taken by Wendy Vernon 8/26/21