Prairie Tours

Learn about the wildlife, plants, and natural processes of the prairie ecosystem as you take a guided journey through COD’s prairie restorations. COD biology faculty members will lead the tours.  Participants will learn to identify some of the more than 100 species of native Illinois plants found throughout the 18-acre prairie preserve.

This year's Prairie Tours will take place from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on the following days:

  • Check back for 2017 dates


Families are welcome. Meet at the northwest trailhead of the Russell R. Kirt Prairie, near the west end of the Health and Science Center. It is suggested that participants arrive a short while before start time. Parking is available in Fawell Lot D. View Prairie Tour map.


Contact Information

Health and Sciences Division
Health and Science Center (HSC), Room 1220, (630) 942-8331