Brookfield Zoo's prairie
garden, located at the north entrance
of the Zoo on 31st Street, was started
in 1997 by horticulturalist John Jocius.
Art and Linda got involved
with the project in 1998, providing
seed and prairie plants, including
many that are unique and not commercially
At left, Linda and
John pose in front of the prairie
in April, 2001, just before the prairie
garden was set ablaze to renew and
invigorate the area and prepare for
the spring's new growth.