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Exclusive Field Trip with Joel Greenberg


Sunday, July 23, 2017
7:15 am - 2:30 pm

Renowned author Joel Greenberg will lead a field trip to two unique tallgrass prairie sites in the Chicagoland area. Spot birds, butterflies, and other native species among prairie wildflowers and big bluestem on this exciting trip. We’ll begin the day at the Nature Museum with a tour of our grounds and a primer on a few species of interest. Our group will travel first to Markham Prairie -- a National Natural Landmark site known for its beautiful wildflowers, featuring both sand and black soil prairie along an ancient glacial ridge -- then continue on to Wolf Road Prairie, the largest black soil prairie in the Chicagoland region. Half-day trip, lunch included, transportation available.

This is a half-day trip. Meet at the Nature Museum by 7:15 AM. We expect to be back no later than 2:30 PM. Lunch is included. Transportation is available for a small additional cost. In case of inclement weather, the rain date for this trip will be Sunday, July 30.

Cost: $100/member, $120/non-member. Financial assistance is available upon request.

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About Joel Greenberg

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Joel Greenberg is the author of A Feathered River Across the Sky: The Passenger Pigeon's Flight to Extinction and A Natural History of the Chicago Region, and is the co-author of A Birder’s Guide to the Chicago Region. He is a Passenger Pigeon historian, RA at the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum and Field Museum, as well as a naturalist, speaker, and consultant.

Advance registration is encouraged. Questions? Email

If you need to cancel, you must email Cancellations must be made at least 15 days prior to the programs to receive a refund or to transfer to another date of the same program. No refunds or transfers will be available less than 15 days prior to a program’s start date. The Nature Museum reserves the right to cancel programs at any time, in which case a refund for any paid program fees would be available.

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