Wandering Wolf Road Prairie and savoring the plants, birds, history and company

E.J. Neafsey and Joel Greenberg interrupt their discussion of Wolf Road Prairie and its plants to find a late-spring bird.

Dale Bowman

As we meandered Wolf Road Prairie, E.J. Neafsey said, “Now we are walking across an alley.”

How he knew so certainly I’m not sure.

Sidewalks, though nearly 100 years old, were easy to see. That’s primarily what we walked on the southern portion of the 82-acre site at the northwest corner of 31st Street and Wolf Road in Westchester.

A view down one of the nearly 100-year-old sidewalks that remain at Wolf Road Prairie.

Dale Bowman

The Depression saved the remnant prairie pieces, stopping development planned in the 1920s for nearly 600 lots, according to Save The Prairie Society. It started buying lots in the 1970s. By the 1990s, the Illinois Department …read more

Source:: Chicago Sun Times

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