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An Amazing Change in a Living Landscape: The 200-year Transformation of Illinois with Ray Wiggers

  • Severson Dells Nature Center 8786 Montague Road Rockford, IL, 61102 United States (map)

At the dawn of its statehood in 1818, the Prairie State was truly that: almost two-thirds of its surface was a boundless sea of waving grasses and polychromatic wildflower communities. What has happened since is the story of humanity as a vast geologic and biologic force. This special talk, crafted specifically for the Illinois Bicentennial, examines the various ways the natural world of Illinois has undergone a remarkable metamorphosis. Free, donations always appreciated

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