Prairie Plant of the Month 2020 Calendar

Prairie Plant of the Month 2020 Calendar (pdf)

Happy New Year! On behalf of everyone with the USDA Forest Service – Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie, we would like to extend our sincerest best wishes to you for a safe, healthy and positive 2020. 

In 2019, Midewin teams worked together to produce a weekly series of messages intended to raise awareness of the variety of native Illinois prairie plants. Each week, a different native Illinois prairie plant was featured on Facebook and Twitter in our "Plant of The Week" series.

With dozens of plants spotlighted last year, it was challenging to narrow down 12 plants for the calendar; we went with the "people's choices," and included plants that generated the highest engagements on social media. We thought you'd be interested in this report, which reflects public interest, and we also hope that the calendar will come in handy on your computer desktop or elsewhere. From trees to grasses; from fall colors to spring blooms, there is a plant to celebrate every month.       

The calendar also includes some special key dates in conservation & natural resources and dates of some of our large public events at Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie.

Again in 2020, we will feature a different native Illinois prairie plant each week on Facebook & Twitter. To receive these messages, as well as other conservation messages throughout the year, follow us on Facebook: (@Midewin) & Twitter: (@MidewinNatTP).

Have a great & safe 2020!