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Wayside Woods & Prairie

Wayside Forest Preserve 8874 Lehigh Ave, Morton Grove

The village of Morton Grove has a constellation of sites. One of the fine prairie restorations along the North Branch is Wayside Woods Prairie. A former baseball diamond is now covered with...

Free

Somme Prairie Grove

Somme Prairie Grove 1714 Dundee Rd, Northbrook

Somme Prairie Grove is a mosaic of prairie, savanna, and woodland. Flowers and grasses such as purple milkweed, cream gentian, bottlebrush grass, and Joe Pye weed contribute to its high quality. Indian...

Free

Harms Flatwoods

Harms Flatwoods Harms Road and Old Orchard Road, Skokie

In the village of Skokie, east of the Chicago River’s North Branch, Harms Flatwoods is dominated by huge old bur and swamp white oaks, with an understory of black ash, winterberry, hazelnut...

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