Prairie Grass Nature Museum

Prairie Grass Nature Museum Educational displays and exhibits that bring the outdoors in. Harts Woods surrounding us, is waiting to be explored!

We're excited to announce our new partnership with the Village of Round Lake Beach at BeachFest.In spirit of this new co...
06/20/2019

We're excited to announce our new partnership with the Village of Round Lake Beach at BeachFest.

In spirit of this new collaboration, fireworks will not be held on the 4th of July. Instead, they will be held during BeachFest on the Saturday prior, June 29th at dusk.

We can't wait to see your at BeachFest this year. Please bring your families out and enjoy the fireworks! For the full event schedule, please go to: https://www.rlbciviccenter.com/beachfest1.html

Thanks to Huebner Fishery Management Foundation for continued support and awesome experiences on the lake!!
06/18/2019

Thanks to Huebner Fishery Management Foundation for continued support and awesome experiences on the lake!!

06/15/2019

Due to programming, the Nature Museum is closed today, come visit us tomorrow, 11am to 2pm!

Oh the greenery of native plants! Specifically photographed here are prairie plants that boarder part of our building. N...
06/13/2019

Oh the greenery of native plants! Specifically photographed here are prairie plants that boarder part of our building. Name tags to help you ID each, and maybe encourage you to plant native plants in your yard!

We're excited to announce that the park district is partnering with the Village of Round Lake Beach at BeachFest. In thi...
06/13/2019

We're excited to announce that the park district is partnering with the Village of Round Lake Beach at BeachFest.
In this new collaboration, the date for fireworks is changing to Saturday, June 29th - the weekend prior to the 4th of July. Please spread the word.

More information can be found at https://www.rlapd.org/beachfest-fireworks

06/11/2019

Nature Museum will close early at 2pm due to programming.
Thank you for understanding!

Sometimes, all you need to do is let nature be 🦌🙂, but we are so glad there are places like Flint Creek Wildlife R...
06/06/2019

Sometimes, all you need to do is let nature be 🦌🙂, but we are so glad there are places like Flint Creek Wildlife Rehabilitation to take care of injured wildlife.

Another #WildlifeWednesday- another great story and IMPORTANT reminder! ***First- a big shout out to Wauconda Police Department for picking up this fawn at 5:30 am Saturday after he had been hit by a car on Route 12. He had suffered trauma to his head that included bone fragments from his skull and trauma to his back. Amazingly, he is doing great and is able to walk. All of the injuries are healing nicely and he is showing no residual issues related to the head injury. ***Second- did you know 95% of the calls we receive for fawns are for uninjured fawns that should be left alone? Fawns are often mistaken as orphaned because the mom hides them and only comes to feed them but otherwise leaves them unattended. Moms raise fawns much better than humans do- the mother will come back. Please do not pick up a fawn unless it is in imminent danger like this one was on Route 12. Fawns only start to travel with their moms when they are a bit older and capable of keeping up with her.

Spend an afternoon learning to conquer The Wall, survive the Electric Fence, traverse on Trolleys and manage the Zig Zag...
06/04/2019

Spend an afternoon learning to conquer The Wall, survive the Electric Fence, traverse on Trolleys and manage the Zig Zag. You CAN do it. Put yourself to the challenge - sign up today! https://bit.ly/2JIIjVa

Happy National Fishing and Boating Week! Be safe out there!
06/03/2019

Happy National Fishing and Boating Week! Be safe out there!

We're excited to announce that the park district is partnering with the Village of Round Lake Beach at BeachFest. In thi...
06/03/2019

We're excited to announce that the park district is partnering with the Village of Round Lake Beach at BeachFest. In this new collaboration, the date for fireworks is changing to Saturday, June 29th - the weekend prior to the 4th of July. Please spread the word.

More information can be found at https://www.rlapd.org/beachfest-fireworks

Shooting StarDodecatheon meadiaDid you know that this flower does not have a sent, and they are frequently visited by Qu...
05/30/2019

Shooting Star
Dodecatheon meadia
Did you know that this flower does not have a sent, and they are frequently visited by Queen Bumblebees?
Buzz pollination is used to obtain the pollen, which means the bee will vibrate her muscles to shake off the pollen! Honeybees to not buzz pollinate, however, sweat bees and carpenter bees do!

05/28/2019

Nature Museum Summer Hours start TODAY 11am to 5pm.
Look forward to your visit!

Have you ever wanted to try a challenge course? Our newest program, Choose Your Challenge, tests your skills on the low ...
05/28/2019

Have you ever wanted to try a challenge course? Our newest program, Choose Your Challenge, tests your skills on the low elements course! Sign up individually - all participants will work together. For ages 14+. Class takes place on June 15th. Learn more: https://bit.ly/2JIIjVa

Woohoo, school is coming to a close and that means long summer days lounging by the pool! Let's kick the summer season o...
05/24/2019

Woohoo, school is coming to a close and that means long summer days lounging by the pool! Let's kick the summer season off right with a fun afternoon of swimming, games and even a raffle. Grab the family and join us!

May Madness! So many blooms in our sites :).
05/23/2019

May Madness! So many blooms in our sites :).

Thank you to the volunteers who came out to clean up Round Lake and it's shores on Saturday May 18th!
05/21/2019

Thank you to the volunteers who came out to clean up Round Lake and it's shores on Saturday May 18th!

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY: Help clean up Round Lake and its shoreline. Join the Round Lake Area Park District and Round Lake...
05/17/2019

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY: Help clean up Round Lake and its shoreline.
Join the Round Lake Area Park District and Round Lake Management Commission as we work together to keep this natural gem a healthy, safe, and fun place to recreate. Gloves, pickers and trash bags will be available for your use.

Date/Time: May 18 from 8:00 - 11:00 am
Location: Bengson Park in Round Lake Park (across the street from Round Lake Park Village Hall)
Contact: Christine Kustra at [email protected] or at 847.546.8558 prior to event

05/16/2019

Due to programming, the Nature Museum will open at 11am today. Thank you for understanding!

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY: Help clean up Round Lake and its shoreline. Join the Round Lake Area Park District and Round Lake...
05/15/2019

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY: Help clean up Round Lake and its shoreline.
Join the Round Lake Area Park District and Round Lake Management Commission as we work together to keep this natural gem a healthy, safe, and fun place to recreate. Gloves, pickers and trash bags will be available for your use.

Date/Time: May 18 from 8:00 - 11:00 am
Location: Bengson Park in Round Lake Park (across the street from Round Lake Park Village Hall)
Contact: Christine Kustra at [email protected] or at 847.546.8558 prior to event

Help clean-up Round Lake and it's shoreline!
05/10/2019

Help clean-up Round Lake and it's shoreline!

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY: Help clean up Round Lake and its shoreline.
Join the Round Lake Area Park District and Round Lake Management Commission as we work together to keep this natural gem a healthy, safe, and fun place to recreate. Gloves, pickers and trash bags will be available for your use.

Date/Time: May 18 from 8:00 - 11:00 am
Location: Bengson Park in Round Lake Park (across the street from Round Lake Park Village Hall)
Contact: Christine Kustra at [email protected] or at 847.546.8558 prior to event

Just a couple more!!
05/09/2019

Just a couple more!!

Common Yellowthroat-Just outside our front doors! It flew away after 5 minutes, so it may just have been taking a break;...
05/09/2019

Common Yellowthroat-
Just outside our front doors! It flew away after 5 minutes, so it may just have been taking a break; no markings on the glass to indicate it it the window thankfully!

Aren't we lucky! We were graced with the presence of not only one, but 3 different bird species around the Nature Museum...
05/09/2019

Aren't we lucky! We were graced with the presence of not only one, but 3 different bird species around the Nature Museum. Rose-breasted grosbeak (3 pairs of male and female) at east 1 redheaded woodpecker, and a common yellowthroat!

05/09/2019

Nature Museum will open at 11am today due to programming.
Thank you for understanding!

Photos from Prairie Grass Nature Museum's post
05/07/2019

Photos from Prairie Grass Nature Museum's post

Lots of activity in Hart's Woods this spring!
05/07/2019

Lots of activity in Hart's Woods this spring!

Volo Bog, a fantastic natural place to experience and learn about not that far from Round Lake! Friends of Volo Bog is h...
05/06/2019

Volo Bog, a fantastic natural place to experience and learn about not that far from Round Lake! Friends of Volo Bog is hosting an Artists' Reception and silent auction on May 19th; see these beauties in person!

Fifty three works of art by 25 artists are on display through May 19. The show culminates with our Artists' Reception and silent auction on May 19, where 22 of the artists are expected to join us for refreshments and mingling between 12:30 - 2:30 pm. Bid close at 2 pm when winners will be announced.
We'll be adding info and tagging artists by this Friday.

Educational Resource below! Thanks EEAI for sharing. 🌱🦋
05/02/2019

Educational Resource below! Thanks EEAI for sharing. 🌱🦋

EEAI Member Paul Switzer and Urban Butterfly Initiative just created this new resource for identifying and learning about butterflies in your area. So exciting to see our members doing great things! Get your free copy today! http://ow.ly/23Yq50tqr2W @urbanbutterflyinitiative.usa

Prairie Grass Nature Museum's cover photo
04/29/2019

Prairie Grass Nature Museum's cover photo

Celebrate National Arbor Day by either:Planting a native treeCleaning trash in a natural areaGive a tree a hugor anythin...
04/26/2019

Celebrate National Arbor Day by either:
Planting a native tree
Cleaning trash in a natural area
Give a tree a hug
or anything else positive in honor of these fine creatures that provide, along with their other vegetative cousins, the oxygen we need to breathe 🌳
Pictured is a Shagbark Hickory's leaf budding on May 10th of 2018

Learn about nature with your young child. We explore monthly themes using stories, songs, games and outdoor exploration....
04/25/2019

Learn about nature with your young child. We explore monthly themes using stories, songs, games and outdoor exploration. May themes include: Colors of Spring, Animal Babies, and Fish & Friends. Registration ends on Monday, so don't delay. Register here: http://ow.ly/ZIzI50rWK9T

Do you know the difference between Native Lady Beetles vs Asian Lady Beetles (later intentionally introduced in 1916)?He...
04/25/2019
How to Tell the Difference Between Good and Bad Ladybugs

Do you know the difference between Native Lady Beetles vs Asian Lady Beetles (later intentionally introduced in 1916)?
Here is a quick read to help you spot the difference

Most ladybugs are beneficial and good for the environment, but the Asian lady beetle is less desirable, and it may bite.

We've got an Earth Day activity for you! Visit the #prairiegrassnm on April 27th, and learn how to re-purpose some small...
04/24/2019

We've got an Earth Day activity for you! Visit the #prairiegrassnm on April 27th, and learn how to re-purpose some small items as gifts. Info at https://www.rlapd.org/earth-day

2019 Spring in Harts Woods
04/24/2019

2019 Spring in Harts Woods

Thanks to the Girl Scout Troop 45718 in Round Lake for making these milkweed seed papers for butterflies! 🦋 You can p...
04/22/2019

Thanks to the Girl Scout Troop 45718 in Round Lake for making these milkweed seed papers for butterflies! 🦋 You can pick one up at 860 Hart Road at the Aquatic Center and Nature Museum during open hours or when other programs are in sessions-they'll be on top of the glass display in the hallway. *Note-milkweed needs full sun, these look very much like common milkweed seeds so the soil should be well drained where ever you plant them 🙂

It's #EarthDay! Take a walk with one of our Discovery Packs in Hart's Woods! #prairiegrassnm
04/22/2019

It's #EarthDay! Take a walk with one of our Discovery Packs in Hart's Woods! #prairiegrassnm

Earth Day AND the start of National Environmental Education Week 🌏🌱
04/22/2019
National Environmental Education Week

Earth Day AND the start of National Environmental Education Week 🌏🌱

National Environmental Education Week Monday, April 22 through Friday, April 26, 2019NEEF invites you to join us in the nation’s largest celebration of environmental education as we get set for this year's National Environmental Education Week (EE Week). NEEF partners with educators, students, go...

Prairie Grass Nature Museum's cover photo
04/20/2019

Prairie Grass Nature Museum's cover photo

04/18/2019

Nature Museum will open at 11am today due to programming, thank you for understanding!

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860 Hart Rd
Round Lake, IL
60073

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Tuesday 11:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 11:00 - 17:00
Thursday 11:00 - 17:00
Saturday 11:00 - 14:00
Sunday 11:00 - 14:00

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(847) 740-9823

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