Protecting the prairie one lemon bar at a time

We’ve been especially busy at the museum in the last couple of weeks with events for the new temporary “Lost Prairie” exhibit.  It’s hard work to eat lemon bars and have pleasant conversations with environmentalists, but somebody’s got to do it.

Tuesday (5/2) was a particularly significant standout night. First, we were pleased to host ecologist, Steve Apfelbaum for a talk about prairie conservation and his discovery of Buffalo Grove’s prairie thirty years ago. Second, the museum surpassed last year’s total attendance record with its 8000th visitor walking through the door for the talk!

All of this excitement has garnered attention in the local papers. Check out the article about Apfelbaum’s preservation work and prairie talk at the museum in The Daily Herald here.

If you’re interested in reading more about ecology and prairies, Apfelbaum’s book Nature’s Second Chance is on sale at the museum until we run out of books. Also, if you haven’t gotten a chance, stop in to see the prairie exhibit!

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