Palatine Prairie Work Days!
Palatine Prairie Preserve
Palatine Prairie is a very high quality prairie that has never been plowed. During most of the summer, this prairie is solid with flowers - it is truly a beautiful place! The Nature Conservancy has identified 103 species of plants. This 7-acre prairie is a State of Illinois Nature Preserve and is fully protected by state law.
2020 Palatine Prairie Work Days
Upcoming workdays each starting at 9:00 am:
Sunday, February 16
Sunday, March 8
Winter is almost gone and spring is around the corner. At long last there are signs the season is changing. Walking to the Palatine Prairie, some changes are happening. Go and take a peak. Bring your camera and your binoculars. Look for meadowlarks, goldfinches, song sparrows, kestrels, blackbirds, and maybe even a Cooper's hawk. Check for yourself and let us know what you find!
If it is raining on any of the Sundays, please call Cyndi and check the PWA calendar. We aren't able to use herbicides on days with precipitation for we wouldn't be in compliance with the label. It is the law! Besides, we would be miserable as well!
We meet at the Margareth Reimer Reservoir parking lot at the southeast corner of Quentin Rd and Wood St. Palatine Prairie is located along the railroad tracks at the far north end of the park.
We supply tools and gloves or bring your favorite lopper/and or bow saw. Please dress for the outdoors and bring water.
Contact Cyndi Duda at 847-776-8713 for more info or directions.
Where is the Prairie? See map below!