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Virtual Tour: Summit Field

Summit Field, also known as “burnt knob”, is a grass prairie at the top of Iroquois Park. Because the “knob” is built on loess—🌬️ wind-blown sand/dust originating in The Great Plains—it’s home to different types of plants and animals than the rest of the city. 💚 Education Program Manager Matt Spalding takes us on a virtual tour of the area (restored by Olmsted Parks Conservancy) to explore the park’s biodiversity, history, and ecological impact.

Fred Facts
During the Civil War, Olmsted was General Secretary of the United States Sanitary Commission, forerunner of the American Red Cross.

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