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Kent Fuller Air Station Prairie

Air Station Prairie 2400 Compass Rd, Glenview

Farther west in Glenview, along the west fork of the North Branch, is the Air Station Prairie. Sixty years of annual mowing as a security zone for the main runway of the...

Free

Bunker Hill Savanna

Bunker Hill Forest Preserve 6800 Caldwell Ave, Chicago

Winding west and north along the bluff above the Chicago River, the bike path runs through the Forest Preserve known as Bunker Hill Savanna and Sidney Yates Flatwoods . Bounded by Caldwell,...

Free

Bunker North Flatwoods

Bunker North Flatwoods 6600 West Harts Road, Niles

Bunker North Flatwoods gets its cathedral-like character from the large old pin oaks that dominate the canopy. Join the North Branch Restoration Project and Centennial Volunteers as we restore this oak woodland...

Free

Oxbow Prairie

Oxbow Prairie 6800 N Caldwell Ave, Chicago

Oxbow Prairie, formed by an old loop in the river’s course, lies northwest of Bunker Hill Savanna. This old oxbow in the Chicago River’s North Branch is a combination of low, wet...

Free

Blue Star Memorial Woods

Blue Star Woods Forest Preserve Wilmette Ave & Harms Road, Glenview

At the center of the site is a nice oak woodland community; the northeast corner has wet oak woods with many sedges still present. Much of this site was heavily used first...

Free

Miami Woods and Prairie

Miami Woods Forest Preserve 8200 N Caldwell Ave, Niles

The Miami Woods Forest Preserve covers 112 acres stretching along the west side of the North Branch of the Chicago River from Oakton Street northward to Dempster Street.  It is bounded on...

Free

Linne Woods

Linne Woods 6316 Dempster, Morton Grove

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...

Free

Labagh-Hernandez Woods (by invitation)

Labagh-Hernandez Woods 5275 N. Cicero, Chicago

This site is an important migratory bird stop-over along the North Branch of the Chicago River. encompassing wet savanna, marsh, and mature floodplain woods dominated by swamp white oaks. Join an inspiring...

Somme Woods

Somme Woods 1714 Dundee Road, Northbrook

Somme Woods has bur and white oak savannas and woodlands with massive old oaks, open marshes, and ephemeral ponds. Rich with native plants and animals, the savannas and woodlands are being restored to...

Free

Watersmeet Prairie Grove

Watersmeet Prairie Grove 1899 winnetka road, northfield

Named for the joining of the Middle and East Forks of the North Branch of the Chicago River, Watersmeet Prairie Grove has a wide variety of communities, from a limey, wet woods...

Free