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.

 

Planning Your Trip

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Features

Podcast: Midewin Hotshots

Midewin Hotshots

Hear Squad Leader Mike Bittner talk with WJOL's Scott Slocum about the Midewin Interagency Hotshot Crew


Podcast: Bison Project Talk with WGN TV

Bison Calf

NEWS STORY: Watch the Midewin bison and listen to ecologists talk with WGN about the bison experiment.


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Spotlights

Memorial Day Tour –

Joliet Armory photo

Saturday, May 26, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Join us on this car caravan tour to honor our veterans and delve into the origins of Memorial Day.

2018 Program and Events Guide

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The 2018 Program and Events Guide is now available!