Prairie Partner Activities
Nature Photo Contest
Fishing & Hunting
Donors & Donations
Take only Memories. Leave only Footprints. Thank You Very Kindly.
2017 Poster Click here. Activities Schedule Click here.
Photo Summary click here. Fundraisers Winner Review Click here.
Performers were well received.
Traveling World of Reptiles.
Northern Illinois Raptors
Brian Holt, Magician and Ballon Artist will join us.
Welcome to the Magic of Brian Holt, a Magician from Rockford, IL.
Mr. Holt will provide fun and interactive programs that create memories!
He will have a professional show that is Fun for everyone.
See him make Balloon Animals on the front lawn of the Visitors Center at 1:00 p.m.
Join the Mini-BioBlitz.
Dr. Head will lead the search for BUGS.
Dr Head will search for bugs in the field near the Visitor Center, Identify them using the Microscope for help, and Pin them for display and we could use your help. And by the way, if you have a creature you want identified, bring it with you to Prairie Day.
Look for this table on the front lawn of the Center.
Lou Aiello’s Traveling American Indian Museum
on the front lawn of the visitor’s center. Learn many aspects of the
life of American Indians.
Make a Dream-Catcher or learn an Indian Dance.
Available from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Conservation Police Exhibit Van.
The Annual Wagon Rides are Back Again!
Visit the prairie and see it from a new perspective.
Cabin Ride—11:00 AM
Sign for your free tickets at the Ticket Master’s Table.No reservations are taken prior to the 17th date.
You must have a ticket to join a ride.
Prairie Partner Fundraiser:
Stop by and visit with Chuck, buy a chance on "All A'Flutter,"
(a lovely queen sized quilt) and sign the guest register.
Prize #2 Signed copy of Butterflies of Illinois written by Mike Jeffords and Sue Post Donated by Dr. Head.
Prize #3 Signed copy of Curious Encounters with the Natural World by Mike and Sue also and Donated by Dr. Head.
*Drawings will be at 2:30 p.m. September 16th.
No Parking Fees. - No Entrance Fees.
The Annual Prairie Day is a celebration the prairie environment normally held in conjunction with National Prairie Week at the Goose Lake Prairie State Natural Area. Presentations on the environment and nature play a very important part of the day's activities as well as playing on the special features of the park itself. Various presentations, educational talks, and projects for the children are the special offerings of the day. All aspects of the park are open, the Cragg Cabin, the Visitors Center, butterfly barn, nature trails with wagon rides and etc.
Prairie Day began as an annual activity in 1997. It traditionally falls on the Saturday of the third full week in September.
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