I may never fully come to terms with Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie.
The 20,000-acre Forest Service site near Wilmington has vast potential. It just seems to take a long time to get there.
But it has slowly transformed since 1996.
On National Public Lands Day on Sept. 25, I make another of my too-rare visits.
In part so I could interview Forest Service chief Tom Tidwell.
I wanted to his take on Midewin, its place and meaning.
It was a good interview with him.
I combined the interview with the visit to Midewin in my weekend column in the Sun-Times.
In reflection, I probably should do more to promote it, too. Starting with visiting more on my own.