photo: © David Moenkhaus - all rights reserved 773 612-4166

Midewin deconstruction

photo: © David Moenkhaus - all rights reserved 773 612-4166

© David Moenkhaus

deconstruction Midewin Tallgrass Prairie, Illinois

October 2009

 


 

Frequently at this time of year I start to think of heading out to Midewin, to see the prairie again.

Midewin Tallgrass Prairie is 20 miles outside of Chicago and it’s a beautiful natural area that is being slowly returned to the native tallgrass prairie it once was, by the United States Forest Service. The place was for many years, called the Joliet Army Ammunition Plant (formerly Joliet Arsenal)

Bison were recently reintroduced there from a heard in South Dakota.

 


 

 

photo: © David Moenkhaus - all rights reserved 773 612-4166

© David Moenkhaus

Bison – Custer State Park, South Dakota

 

photo: © David Moenkhaus - all rights reserved 773 612-4166

© David Moenkhaus

decommissioned artillery and ammunition storage bunker #66A-121

 Midewin Tall Grass Prairie, Illinois

 

photo: © David Moenkhaus - all rights reserved 773 612-4166

© David Moenkhaus

Aster amellus – Midewin Tallgrass prairie, Illinois

 

 

 

 



 

 

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