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Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie expedition offers up-close view of bison

The bison at Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie have already attracted a lot of attention as they graze among their 500-acre pasture, but special events and trails will make viewing them easier.

The U.S. Forest Service, which owns and operates the prairie, will host a “Midewin Bison Expedition,” on May 7 with free shuttle buses from the neighboring towns of Elwood and Wilmington.

Since April and May constitute calving season for bison, some new calves may be on the grounds by the time of the expedition, said Kelly Gutknecht, Midewin’s range specialist…Please click here to read Susan DeMar Lafferty’s story in the Tribune/Daily Southtown.

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