Chicago Botanic Garden’s Dixon Prairie
Here’s another post about a summer visit to the Chicago Botanic Garden. This time I want to write about Dixon Prairie, one of the less visited parts of CBG.
Dixon Prairie is a 15 acre restored prairie with six different ecological communities, from wet to dry, black earth to sand and gravel. In addition to the grasslands, there is burr oak savannah, wetlands, and lagoons. Wildlife – insect, bird, mammal – is numerous and diverse.
We were there in July, when the wildflowers seemed to be at their peak. Fortunately, Judy brought her camera.
If you live in the Chicago area, go see the Dixon Prairie! Do you have a favorite local prairie, meadow, or “wild” garden?
Before concluding, I want to respond to the questions asked by Nadezda at Nadezda’s Northern Garden.
My favorite Christmas flower: Amaryllis.
Christmas preparation I never miss: Buying gifts.
What is the scent of Christmas: Judy’s baking.
Favorite Christmas song: Dropkick Murphys’ Christmas Song (with thanks to my friend Joanna).