The tallgrass prairie is more than a place for hiking and scientific research. It’s an inspiration for creativity that makes the world a richer and more interesting place. With a warm beverage in hand, join writer and prairie steward Cindy Crosby to explore this aspect of the prairie. Listen to music inspired by the prairie, from classical to country to rock and roll. Enjoy thoughtful readings from literature and poetry that pay homage to the North American grasslands. Be awed at the diverse ways artists celebrate prairie through painting, photography, metalsmithing, and textiles. Leave with a new appreciation for the tallgrass prairie, this marvelous landscape of home.
Before and after the program, enjoy viewing prairie artifacts from the Sterling Morton Library and the Arboretum’s Herbarium, which houses over 200,000 dried plant specimens from the region and around the world.
This program meets in person at The Morton Arboretum.
Instructor: Cindy Crosby, author and naturalist
Age: 16 and older