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14 Sep

Linne Woods

September 14 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Linne Woods boasts such spring wildflowers as windflower and toothwort under a canopy of oaks and hickories with an understory of ironwood and black cherry.

Directions: For Linne Woods north, go west from the Edens on Dempster street about 1.5 miles. The forest preserve entrance will be on the north side of the street directly across from McDonalds. Follow the winding road all the way back until it dead-ends at the turn-around circle.

For more information or to volunteer contact:

Marian Thill (north) at  (847) 966-0231

Linne Woods Railroad Prairie is an adjacent tiny but rich prairie remnant managed by agreement with the Metra Railroad.

Linne Prairie is a different site from the rest of the North Branch preserves. The area was used as temporary storage for a huge pile of limestone excavated for the deep tunnel project. After most of the limestone was removed, the contractor covered the remaining material with a layer of soil and planted purchased seeds of native plants. After the initial two years of management by outside contract, the District and North Branch now share management, with the eventual goal of a facsimile hill prairie. While this is not a bona fide recovering natural area, it can still become a functioning system that is compatible with the surrounding native communities and that provides important habitat for wildlife.

Directions: Meet at Wayside Woods Prairie Forest Preserve parking lot on the west side of Lehigh Ave, a few blocks east of Waukegan Road and just north of Dempster.

For more information or to volunteer contact:

Mary Busch at (847) 917-9421,

John Thill at   (847) 966-0231

Prairie View Nature Preserve is the smallest site under North Branch stewardship. It is a dedicated Illinois Nature Preserve owned by the Morton Grove Park District. Bordered by residential and commercial neighborhoods, you can walk around this virgin prairie tract in three and a half minutes.

Directions: From Dempster, 2 blocks east of Waukegan, turn north on Oak Park Ave. Turn left on Churchill and drive to the end. Park in the parking lot on the north side.

Stewards: Mary Busch (847) 917-9421, Kent Fuller (847) 729-4642

Event Details

Date: September 14 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Time: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Venue Linne Woods
Address: 6316 Dempster