A native bumblebee on a lead plant in Bell Bowl Prairie.
Today, only one-hundredth of one percent of the original Illinois prairie still exists. And a rare dry gravel prairie still remaining in Rockford is in danger of being destroyed if Chicago’s Rockford International Airport goes ahead with its current expansion plan to build a road across the prairie.
Restore he learns from an organizer and land steward about their efforts to save the prairie.
GUESTS: Kerry Leigh, executive director, Natural Land Institute
Robbie Telfer, director of the Save Bell Bowl Prairie campaign with Friends of Illinois Nature Preserves