This year marks thirty years of guided hikes sponsored by Shirley Heinze Land Trust. The second hike in the 2014 Guided Hike Series sponsored by Shirley Heinze Land Trust will be a Tallgrass Prairie Hike at The Gensburg-Markham Prairie, also known as Markham Prairie, is a 105.6-acre high-quality tallgrass prairie located in Markham in the Chicago Metropolitan Area.
It is part of the larger Indian Boundary Prairies managed by Northeastern Illinois University and The Nature Conservancy. Described by the Illinois Department of Natural Resources as "an unusual example of sandy loam prairie," it is a National Natural Landmark. The hike will be led by Stuart Goldman of Northeastern Illinois University and Karl Gnaedinger of The Nature Conservancy.
For full details and to register for the hikes, visit Shirley Heinze Land Trust's website at www.heinzetrust.org/hike-program.html, call 219-242-8558, or email Jim Erdelac at email@example.com.
The schedule for the remaining events in the 2014 hike series is as follows:
Saturday, August 16, 2014. Native Pollinators Hike. Cressmoor Prairie, Hobart, Indiana. 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Saturday, September 13, 2014. What lies beneath the prairie? Cressmoor Prairie and Gordon & Faith Greiner Nature Preserves, Hobart, Indiana. 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.