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Labagh-Hernandez Woods

Labagh-Hernandez Woods 5275 N. Cicero, Chicago

Located on the North Branch of the Chicago River, LaBagh is an important stopover point for birds during their spring and fall migration journeys. Most of LaBagh is made up of floodplain...

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

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

Linne Prairie

Linne Prairie 8874 Lehigh Ave, Morton Grove

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...

Free