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Old 08-08-2010, 10:00 PM   #1
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Default Nachusa Grasslands TNC Illinois

A prairie to visit right here in Illinois.

The Nature Conservancy in Illinois - Nachusa Grasslands

Take a look at the Grasslands




PBS VIDEO WTTW of the grasslands in winter
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Old 08-21-2010, 06:41 PM   #2
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There is a download for the plant inventory to the Nachusa Grasslands but.... I couldn't find it online. There's some more prairies to visit listed out here, http://www.life.illinois.edu/ib/335/tallgrass.pdf.
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Old 08-21-2010, 07:01 PM   #3
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What an inspiring piece on Nachusa! How many acres is that? In the first clip I noted how passionate the speaker was about the plants and animals. In the second it had me wanting to pitch a tent right in the middle of it and camp there for a few days. I'd like to find a place like that to volunteer in when I retire, which will probably be in a few years or so.

I'd definitely like to see that place...
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