A controlled burn was conducted on the prairie restoration area at IDNR headquarters on April 2, 2011. You can follow the prairie's progress each month on this Web page and learn which plants are currently blooming. All images are copyrighted to the Illinois Department of Natural Resources except as noted below.
April 2, 2011 - images copyrighted to John Wilker
April 7, 2011 - images by Adele Hodde, IDNR
May 2011 - image by Adele Hodde, IDNR
June 2011 - images by Adele Hodde, IDNR
July 2011 - images by Adele Hodde
August 2011 - images by Adele Hodde
Blooming Now - Scroll over the image to see the name of the plant.
Row 1 images
left image - Photo © 2009, River Valley Photographic Resources, Ltd., rvprltd.com
right image - Photo © 2012, Adele Hodde, Illinois Department of Natural Resouces
Row 2 images © 2009, River Valley Photographic Resources, Ltd., rvprltd.com