Prairie Partner Activities
Nature Photo Contest
Fishing & Hunting
Donors & Donations
Take only Memories. Leave only Footprints. Thank You Very Kindly.
|SUPPORT THE PRAIRIE PARTNER
HOURS: 10 AM TO 4 PM
on days the visitors center
For fundraiser winners for 2017 Please click here.
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For moe information on the books added to the fundraiser, see our flyer.
Must-See Books in the
Rachel and Sammy
Visit the Prairie
Rachel and Sammy
Visit the Forest
Fun Children's Books
and Junior Field Guides.
By Jannifer Powelson.
A "Must-See" ITEM!
Children will be introduced
to about a dozen prairie plants
in this book. The author is a
biologist and a photographer.
Ms Paulsen also wrote the book - book Rachel and Sammy
Visit the Forest.
This book is in the Gift Shop.
The third book in the series is also published.
Several Children's Books
GLPSNA PARK PATCH
Available in the Center
2017 Fundraiser Report.
The Goose Lake Prairie Partners met in the month of February and decided on a butterfly theme for a quilt-as-you-go quilt for the Fundraiser for the year. It seems the quilt might have grown as we worked on it because before we knew it we had enough blocks for a queen size quilt. We added a long narrow butterfly panel, and then the idea evolved for embroidered butterflies fluttering on the quilt top also. Therefore the name, “All A’Flutter” for the quilt. It was immediately put on display on the visitor center wall behind the desk.
The next meeting all the members
received tickets and photos to promote our fundraiser. Thus the job
of selling chances on our quilt. Money raised in this project goes
for our educational programs and additions to the learning center.
The drawing was held at 2:30 p.m. Saturday during the 20th Annual
Prairie Day. Winners have been announced and all prizes have been
Donations for this year's quilt fundraiser will be used for educational programs at Goose Lake Prairie State Natural Area.
The gift shop manager keeps a nice selections of nature study books on hand at a very reasonable prices.
For the younger set, find coloring books, puzzle books and nature study.
Peterson's Pocket sized guides and Golden Guide books featured are on birds, butterflies, wildflowers, prairies, animal tracks, weather, mammals,
fossils, reptiles & amphibians,
rocks & minerals, and
Hand-woven Rag Rugs
Rag Rugs are made on the cherry wood Jack loom that sits in the museum of the visitor's center. This is a typical rug, finished with fringe. Most rugs are made during open hours at the center. Our nice ones are for sale. Check the Museum Sales Shelf
by the Jack Loom.
Rag Rug from Cotton Fabric Strips.
A variety of items are available for children: handmade pioneer dolls, simple binoculars, compasses, arrowheads, and beaded items. Plastic frogs, snakes and lizards decorate the display case.
GRUNDY COUNTY BUCKSKIN
Leather pouches or bags are on sale in the gift shop. Made from A deer skin bagged in Grundy County, these bags are just right for your cell phone, camera, coins, etc.
Priced from $8 to $10
Each one is unique.
YOU MUST VISIT
THE GIFT SHOP.
YOU NEVER KNOW
WHAT YOU WILL SEE
THAT YOU WILL NEED.
We accept Checks or Cash Only.
Rag Rugs wove with Denim Strips
4-Harness Jack Loom with Sales shelf
We appreciate the donation of cotton fabric or lovely worn but now discarded jeans. They will be used in our jeans/weaving project.
Sales from the rag rugs we weave go to help us fund new purchases in the gift shop.
In 2006 the Partners began a clothing line. The line supported a new park logo printed on beige. The color is now a lovely light blue.
All Beige T-shirts and
Polos are on sale.
Our beige line is discontinued.
The Logo in our Clothing Line:
Clothing items available are T-Shirts, Polo Shirts, and caps.
We carry adult and children sizes.
Check the Center for sizes
Questions? Call 815-942-2899.
Jackie Martin models the new
blue Polo Shirt.
|Your purchases and donations allow the Partners to provide educational programs and displays for the center and Cragg Cabin re-enactments.||We thank you for
Goose Lake Prairie Partners
is a not-for-profit organization.
We provide a "certificate of gift" for tax purposes.