Prairie Walk at Fermilab
Fermilab, Batavia, IL, 60510 Map
Public Welcome Free Event Group Tour Nature Walk/Hike Free Public Parking
Enter on Prairie Street off Kirk Road. You will need a Real ID or a current Passport to enter Fermilab per federal regulations. (See regulations here: https://get-connected.fnal.gov/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/REALID-Documents.pdf)
After you enter, proceed to the Lederman Education Center parking lot, and we will walk from there. Our guide will be Wally Levernier, who has been the lab ecologist at Fermilab since 2018. He is a restoration ecologist and coordinates research projects, conducts invasive species control, collects native seed, conducts plant surveys, leads prescribed burns, as well as many other activities. Fermilab has 2 remant tallgrass prairie areas, each less than 3 acres. Prairie restoration efforts began in 1975. Currently, nearly 1000 acres of tallgrass prairie ranging from mesic to wet are being restored.