Autumn On The Prairie

Nachusa Grasslands
Autumn on the Prairie
Saturday, September 19, 2015
10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

This free event is open to the public.

More Information on the 2015 AOTP will be posted when it becomes available.


Below is the 2014 AOTP information.

Click to get a copy of the 2014 AOTP flier.

Activities include guided tours of prairie and savannas on foot or by vehicle, horse-drawn wagon rides, live music, kettle corn, raptor demonstrations, atlatl spear throwing, butterfly and turtle hunts, a children’s tent, and more!

Click for an overview of the full 2014 AOTP schedule.

Click to see the full list of tours for 2014.

Click for a printable PDF version of the tours for 2014.

AOTP Welcome Tent
Photo by Kirk Hallowell

Donations are appreciated. Lunch and refreshments will be available for purchase. There is no rain date.

For more information, visit or call 815-456-2340

The preserve is located 3 miles northwest of Franklin Grove, on Lowden Road.  Extra directional signs will be posted.  Franklin Grove is two hours west of Chicago, and is celebrating that same day with three historical attractions nearby.


The Nature Conservancy – Nachusa Grasslands,
8772 S. Lowden Road, Franklin Grove, Illinois 61031

The Nature Conservancy is a leading international, nonprofit organization that preserves plants, animals and natural communities representing the diversity of life on Earth by protecting the lands and waters they need to survive. To date, the Conservancy and its more than one million members have been responsible for the protection of more than 14 million acres in the United States and have helped preserve more than 83 million acres in Latin America, the Caribbean, Asia and the Pacific. Visit the TNC Web site at