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
Norma Hedges - High Fundraiser Salesman 2016
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
The Goose Lake Prairie Partners 2016 fundraiser raffle for the "Grandma's Fan" quilt winner is Donna Cockream of Morris, Illinois. Gabi Born, daughter of Donna Cockream, picked up the quilt at the Visitor Center on September 19, 2016. Norma Hedges of the Prairie Partners sold the winning raffle ticket. Shown in the photo with Ms.Born is Charlene McDade, GLPP President.
The quilt was pieced by the Goose Lake Prairie Partners. We wish to thank Judy Wolff for machine quilting "Grandma's Fan". The drawing was held at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, September 17, 2016 at the Goose Lake Prairie Visitor Center during the Prairie Day event sponsored by Exelon Generation.
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 Room Sales Shelf.
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 last year, 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
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, Hooded Sweatshirts, Crew Sweatshirts, 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.