Autumn on the Prairie 16th Annual celebration of the prairie

StoryImage( ‘/Images/Story//Auto-img-112672449727657.jpg’, ‘Photo provided’, ‘Nachusa Grasslands, at a previous Autumn on the Prairie festival, featured horse-drawn hay rides.’);

Franklin Grove—The Nature Conservancy’s Nachusa Grasslands preserve presents the 16th Autumn On the Prairie festival Saturday, Sept. 17, from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m.

There will be guided tours of prairie and savannas, educational exhibits, and self-guided walks. Ride through the prairie on a horse-drawn wagon. Activities include live music, local artisans at work, and a children’s activities tent.

This free event is open to the public; donations are appreciated. Lunch and refreshments will be available for purchase. There is no rain date.

The preserve is 3 miles northwest of Franklin Grove, on Lowden Road. Extra directional signs will be posted. To contact the preserve, call 815-456-2340 or visit

From the Sept. 14-20, 2005, issue

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