There is a whole hidden world here. Along with dead leaves and grass stalks are the remains of a crayfish. They're easier to see in the winter. Photo by Henry Eilers.

Rt. 66 Prairie News

This will be the main source for news about the Historic Rt. 66 Prairie project. Since the prairie is in the stages of development, there will be frequent updates about what is happening in this small prairie (8 acres) in the unlikely spot between Historic Route 66 and Interstate 55 in Central Illinois.

But plan to make it a frequent stop while internet surfing or interstate driving.

Also, look for the nature notes about the background photo at the bottom of this column on each of our web pages.