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Autumn on the Prairie

Visitors to the Nachusa Grasslands' Autumn on the Prairie can be seen talking a guided walking tour as big blue stem, a native prairie grass, blows in the wind during a picture pefect day on Sept. 21. Photo by Earleen Hinton

Dusti Batsch, age 13, proves her patience as The Professor, a 25-year-old fox snake, makes her way up her sleeve and out the bottom of her sweatshirt with the aid of Nachusa Grasslands' volunteer Sally Baumgardner. Batsch was one of hundreds of visitors to the Autumn on the Prairie Saturday. Photo by Earleen Hinton

Adults and children take part in a butterfly walk during Nachusa Grasslands' annual Autumn on the Prairie Saturday. Photo by Earleen Hinton

Diane Fliehler, Dixon, and Sandy Sarno, Oregon, chat as they look at items for sale at Autumn on the Prairie. Photo by Earleen Hinton

Carter Garrity, age 3, and his dad Mike, of Crestwood, make their way past prairie grass during a hike at the Nachusa Grasslands' Autumn on the Prairie on Saturday. Photo by Earleen Hinton