Scenery and Science in a Physics Wonderland
Prairie, Interpretive Trail
These woods are just one part of Fermilab’s massive natural areas restoration project. The lab also cultivates oak savannah, scrub brush, and prairie.
Ahead on the right is a pull-off for the Margaret Pearson Interpretive Trail, where you should feel free to pause the tour and take a walk. This quarter-mile trail traverses restored prairie as well as native woodland. There are information panels along the trail and hikers can see prairie plants including compass plant, foxglove beardtongue and wild bergamot. Dr. Robert Betz, a biology professor, began the prairie restoration project in 1973.
When you’re done at the trail, continue on this road toward the Broken Symmetry sculpture at the Pine Street Entrance.