On Tuesday, November 1st, at 6:00 p.m. central time, the LaSalle Public Library will virtually host Christina Henderson, Prairie Supervisor at Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie, for a presentation that celebrates National Bison Day.
There was once so much prairie in Illinois that it became known as “The Prairie State.” Now, less than one-tenth of one percent remains. At Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie, located at the site of the Joliet Arsenal, volunteers, partners, and employees are working with over 275 species of native Illinois prairie plants to increase and improve this natural habitat for pollinators and other important species. As part of the restoration project, a small herd of bison was introduced in 2015. In this virtual program, Ms. Henderson, will discuss how bison are helping to restore the prairie, and where the best places are to look for bison.
National Bison Day honors the ecological and cultural contributions of the United States National Mammal. It is celebrated on the first Saturday in November. This program is free, open to the public, and will be presented via Zoom. Registration is required. For more information, please contact the LaSalle Public Library at 815-223-2341.