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

Bison at Midewin Tallgrass Prairie

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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