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Goose Lake Prairie Partners, Inc.
Volunteers at Goose Lake Prairie State Natural Area
5010 N. Jugtown Road off Pine Bluff Road, Morris, IL 60450

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   Take only Memories.   Leave only Footprints.    Thank You Very Kindly.GOOSE IN THE GRASS

25th Annual Prairie Day - September 17, 2022
10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

The Annual Prairie Day celebrates the prairie environment at the Goose Lake Prairie State Natural Area, 5010 N. Jugtown Road, Morris, IL 60450 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

It is in conjunction with National Prairie Week. Prairie Day began as an annual activity in 1997. Other park amenities are open during the Festival. Visit the butterfly barn, the picnic areas and play yards. Walk the trails and look into the Cragg Cabin.

Profits from all events are used for future educational programs.

Constellation - Dresden Station is sponsoring this event for the seventh season.
Dresden Station Logo
Location is in
the Prairie Grove Picnic Area this year.

Many Folks Spent the day with the Goose Lake Prairie Partners
in the Prairie Grove Picnic Area
September 17th, 2022 from 10 AM to 3 PM
Many brought lawn chairs and blankets and set up in the grass.

Gift Shop and the Food Shop served Hamburgers, Brats and Hot Dogs with chips, sodas & cookies in the North Shelter.  The Cragg Cabin door was open.

Here you see a few photos from the event taken by Partner Nancy Mattson.

Concervation Nature Van

Ticket Mistress for the Wagon Rides and Hikes.

Falcon Handler.

Gift shop offerings  Midewin game table
Our Trails master Chris Danek leads the group through the trails of GLP
Chris Danek, Prairie Partner's own interpreter, explains the plants, flowers especially, and points out special areas in the park on our wagon rides. There are four which are fit in very tightly to the schedule. Should you be interested in a private ride at the park, call the park number and we will see if we can do a ride on a Saturday or Sunday for your group.

Fossil display by Georgiean Benson.

Chef Tom Kaluzny whips up the best sandwiches in the park.

Mr. Extrodinare Tom Kaluzny served as Cook for the occassion.
Everyone enjoyed his great sandwiches!

2022 Fundraiser Wall Hanging
and Flower Arrangement drawing was held at 2:30 p.m.

Winner information is on the Gift Shop Page


· Dave DiNaso and his Traveling World of Reptiles—10:30 AM  to 11:30 AM
in the South Shelter.

· Storm Chasers with Nick Bartholomew from 12 noon to 1:00 PM in the South Shelter

 · The Natural Naturalist—Kim White from 2:00 to 3:00 PM in the South Shelter.

 · Falcon Show and Tell with Richard Escutia. All day.

· American Indian Traveling Exhibit with Lou Aiello. All Day.

· Photography Techniques with Shannon Range;  U of I Extension.
10 AM to 1 PM

· The Illinois Conservation Police Wildlife Mobile Exhibit
a Conservation Police Officer will be on hand. All Day.

· Prairie Wagon Rides and Prairie Walks with Chris Danek and Tom Williams.
All Day.  *Sign up at the Ticket Master’s Table.

· Park Amenities such as the Jug Town Picnic Area, Butterfly Barn,
Park Trails & Cragg Cabin will be open.

GLPSNA Staff and Prairie Partners will be there to assist everyone.

(Visitor Center is Closed Indefinitely)