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Dordt College Prairie Walk shows seasons’ changing landscape

June 26, 2012

Throughout the summer and fall, the beautiful landscape of the Dordt College Prairie will change as new species of wildflowers and grasses emerge. The community is invited to witness the progression starting Tuesday night, June 26, during the first Prairie Walk of the season. Participants can meet in the Science and Technology Center at 7 p.m. Refreshments will be served at 8 p.m.

Dordt College biology and environmental studies faculty and students will guide and inform small groups about the many aspects of the prairie. They will share an introduction to the prairie, discuss recent management practices, and explain what people can expect to see in the future. Participants will also be treated to a display of prairie photography.

Restoration projects like Dordt’s prairie help to preserve unique species of wildflowers and grasses; provide habitat for birds, butterflies, and other wildlife; and offer residents the opportunity to learn and appreciate this beautiful part of God’s creation.

More information about the restored Dordt College Prairie can be found at The Prairie Walks are co-sponsored by Dordt College and the Sioux Center Public Library.

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