Dedicated to restoring the wetland resources of the Midwest
Milkweed for monarchs
TWI's new milkweed-cultivation project at two sites
With funding from the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation's Monarch Butterfly Conservation Fund, TWI is embarking on a unique two-year project to intensively cultivate a range of rare and common milkweed species at Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie and the Dixon Waterfowl Refuge.
What's it like to be part of a prescribed burn?
Despite what Smokey the Bear told us about forest fires, modern ecologists have found that regular burns are not just beneficial, but necessary, for the management of healthy prairies and wetlands. TWI's Phoebe Thatcher describes what it was like to be part of this fall's burn at the Dixon Refuge.
VISIT THE DIXON WATERFOWL REFUGE
Climb the observation tower, hike the trail system, enjoy excellent birdwatching, or during the summer paddle and fish on the lakes.
Many parts of Midewin are open to the public for hiking, birdwatching, bison viewing, and other activities.