CHAPTER MEETING

LAKELAND AUDUBON SOCIETY

Tuesday, August 24, 2021

7:00 PM – 8:30 PM

White River County Park – 6503, Sheridan Springs Road, Lake Geneva, WI (Town of Lyons)

White River Park’s restored prairie on a hot July day (2021)

MIDWESTERN PRAIRIES AND OAK SAVANNAS

By Alan Eppers

In this talk, the speaker will cover the basic ecological functioning and general characteristics of prairies and savannas, also known as grasslands. He will also delve into the history of these iconic landscapes that once dominated the area. His talk will give insight regarding the dos and don’ts for establishing and maintaining prairie and savanna landscapes in the Midwest.

Alan is a professional restoration landscape contractor. He co-owns and operates Return to Native Prairie Services, located in Salem, Wisconsin. Among his other pursuits are: Serving as a Board Member for the Chiwaukee Prairie Preservation Fund for over 20 years, Steward for the Benedict Prairie in Bristol, Wisconsin (Owned by the University of Wisconsin and managed by The Prairie Enthusiasts). 

Join Alan and members of our chapter for an educational walk. We will follow the trails of White River Park’s restored prairie, observing the various plants and animals along the way.

Event Schedule

5:30 PM – 6:30 PM  Prairie Walk

6:30 PM – 7:00 PM  Break

7:00 PM – 7:10 PM  Introduction & Birding Reports (from attendees)

7:10 PM – 8:00 PM  Talk (followed by Q&A session)

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