The Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie is located in the northeastern area of Illinois.
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Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie

On Friday, December 9, 2016 a webcam was installed in areas where the bison have been known to graze. While the webcam will operate 24 hours every day, the grazing pattern of the herd is unpredictable and there are no specific times when the herd will be visible.




Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie is located north of Wilmington, IL and is just one hour from Chicago. Midewin is undergoing a transformation as the U.S. Forest Service and several partners work to restore a native tallgrass prairie ecosystem. Read more about Midewin's history, mission, and shared vision.


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Recent News


Mike Nowak Radio Show

Prairie Supervisor Wade Spang, Dances With Wolves film consultant Duane Lammers, and Wildlife Conservation Society Bison Program Director Keith Aune talk about National Bison Day. 

PBS / Travels with Darley - Illinois: Route 66 & Midewin

PBS / Travels with Darley - "Illinois: Route 66 & Midewin" will air sometime after April 1! We will keep you posted! View the preview here!