Monday, November 29, 2010
Tallgrass On My Mind
Soldier Beetle ( family Cantharidae) on Heliopsis helianthoides
This entry is a reposting of my Prairie Hill Farm blog from yesterday...it is strictly prairie related so thought it'd be a good fit for the A Tallgrass Journal blog as well.
I've mentioned the Prairie Heritage Center before...it is a gem in the extreme SE corner of our county (O'Brien). There is an exhibit of the tallgrass prairie at the center, running now and through January 6, 2011. The exhibit is a state traveling exhibit entitled "Tallgrass Prairie - Past, Present, and Future", and is a great exhibit for all ages to see, enjoy and walk through!
With this exhibit, the host organization is responsible for putting on a program in conjunction with the exhibit theme. I was asked if I'd be willing to do so and agreed...prairie is near and very dear to my heart and I'm always happy to speak on this subject!
The Prairie Heritage Center is calling the program "Colors of the Prairie". I've put together a short media program which will be followed by "colors of the prairie" and a discussion of my experiences and personal viewpoint of the Tallgrass Prairie. The program will take place at the Prairie Heritage Center on December 2nd at 7 p.m - that's this coming Thursday night, so if you have an opportunity to get away for a short evening event - be sure and stop by!
For those of you who may not have been to the Prairie Heritage Center, directions are "east" of Sutherland, Iowa on HY 10, or "west" of Peterson, Iowa on Hwy 10...or 4931 Yellow Avenue, Peterson, Iowa. You can also call for more information at (712) 295-7200!
See You on the Tallgrass!