The 7 Most-Popular Stories at Nature in Chicagoland in September 2021

Nearly 10 amazing places to see bison in Illinois, Indiana, Wisconsin, and Iowa

An amazing prairie in Westchester, Illinois  

A wonderfully wild, hilly nature preserve with a Civil War–era church that’s now a nature center

A rare mesic gravel prairie tucked between noisy Interstate 55, railroad tracks, warehouses, LaGrange Road, and the Des Plaines River

A beautiful nature center, botanic garden, and lake in Palos Heights, Illinois

The story of a Good Samaritan helping me on a busy interstate highway

The wildest place in Cook County

These were the topics of the seven most-popular articles last month at my blog, Nature in Chicagoland, last month as selected by my readers. Click the links below to read the articles.

Readers also spent a lot of time checking out my new book, Nature in Chicagoland: More Than 120 Fantastic Nature Destinations That You Must Visit. It’s the perfect guide to fall adventures in the area and a great stocking stuffer. Click the link above to learn more about the book; check out what the Chicago Sun-Times, Daily Southtown, Chicago Tribune, and The Beverly Review had to say about Nature in Chicagoland; and purchase a copy.

1. Seven Places to See Bison in the Midwest

2. Wolf Road Prairie Nature Preserve: “Forests” of Wildflowers, a Rare Prairie Ecosystem, and Great Birdwatching

3. Thorn Creek Woods Nature Preserve: Ravines, Rolling Hills, and a Historic 1862 Church/Nature Center

4. Santa Fe Prairie Nature Preserve: a Red Caboose, Pleasant Trails, A Rare Prairie, and More Than 225 Native Plants

5. Eleven Things to Do at Lake Katherine Nature Center and Botanic Gardens

6. Why Did LaSean Stop to Help Me?: A Story of Kindness on the Highway and Thoughts of Helping Others on the Anniversary of 9/11

7. Cap Sauers Holding Nature Preserve: The Wildest Place in Cook County

Copyright (text/photos) Andrew Morkes

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