December 2021 - March 18, 2022
Homer Lake Interpretive Center, During regular open hours
Warm up this winter with an exhibit about pollination and the essential role that animal pollinators play for both nature and us. Exhibit is in English and Spanish! For more info: (217) 896-2455 or [email protected].
The Grand Prairie region in Illinois spans over 30 counties and was formerly occupied primarily by tallgrass prairie, marshes, potholes, and woodlands along the rivers. This vast plain, shaped by glaciers and maintained by fire, is now one of the most important agricultural areas in the world. Explore the history of this landscape and its peoples when you visit the Center!
Delve deeper into the unique story of the Grand Prairie, the landscape the settlers first encountered, and the Forest Preserve District’s methods for maintaining remnants of this unique habitat on our sites. And encounter the success stories of once-rare species in Illinois, such as bald eagles, river otters, and sandhill cranes.
Enjoy our aquariums with live turtles, watch birds and wildlife at the feeders from the comfort of an indoor bench, and learn about the wildlife that call Homer Lake home.