We've finished picking native prairie seed for the 2013 season. With the help of hard working staff and volunteers, we've collected over 2,600 pounds from over 150 species of native grasses, sedges and forbs. This seed has been thrashed, mixed and sown on 64 acres of prairie and savanna here in northwest Illinois.
Now it's time to rest and plan for next year's projects. We already have 49 acres on the 2014 schedule and will be looking for your help again. The new 2014 picking schedule will be posted in the spring.
Bye the way, you can read about what we do in Northwest Quarterly magazine.
See you next Spring!
We hope you can come out and help us reconstruct Nature. You can use the 'Contact NIPE' page to request information on when and where. Things to do include picking seed, clearing brush, exploring new sites, and sowing the future.
Or, you can always click on 'Gallery' and simply enjoy the photos of Nature in winter.