Good evening! I have popped my head in here a few times over the years, but our situation is such that I wanted to introduce myself formally.
My name is Shannon, and last year my husband and I bought a house that borders a Nature Conservancy property on two sides. That was not my first exposure to prairie (northern Illinois), I had formed an infatuation years ago. We are very fortunate to be right on the Nachusa Grasslands http://www.nachusagrasslands.org/. I am working part-time and temporarily on the seed-collecting crew, and my husband and I are both volunteers, now, since we are finally settled in to our house.
I am learning all the time, but understand how much more there is to learn. We have invaluable resources in the directors and stewards of Nachusa, but I also have considered the GardenWeb forums invaluable.
Thanks in advance for your communications with me!