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News From Max & The Wild Things

The conservation and preservation of fragile and threatened reptile ecosystems and species was Max's passion as evidenced by his many years of work in the field, educating the general public, assisting in biological research projects, breeding rare species, and investigating reptiles in their native habits worldwide. Now, his work in the field of education and preservation can only continue through the generosity of others.

Sunday, April 19, 2015 - 12:21pm

MaxBikes

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Mary Beth Schewitz

The Max Schewitz Foundation would like to see more active use of our local forest preserve, and we are considering sponsoring a bike-share program. The bike share stand would be at the entrance to the Middlefork Savanna, adjacent to Elawa Farm in Lake Forest. Here’s how the program would work: 

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Wednesday, March 5, 2014 - 12:58pm

Spring has Sprung Elawa Farm

by
Matthew Jimenez

The Max and the Wild Things Prairie Garden at Elawa Farm had its first "burn" yesterday. These pictures show the before, during, and after. Despite the prolonged winter, there were green shoots under all that dried plant material. Spring is really on its way!

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Thursday, September 19, 2013 - 11:40am

Garden is Blooming

by
Mary Beth Schewitz

Look what difference a few years makes to a prairie garden. Our garden is a perfect fit with the adjacent Middlefork Savanna.  The trails both on Elawa Farm and throughout the Savanna make for a relaxing place to walk and think.  We hope you'll visit soon!

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