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Watersmeet Prairie Grove

Watersmeet Prairie Grove 1899 winnetka road, northfield, il

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...

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Somme Woods

Somme Woods 1714 Dundee Road, Northbrook, IL

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...

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Oxbow Prairie

Oxbow Prairie 6800 N Caldwell Ave, Chicago, il

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...

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Somme Woods

Somme Woods 1714 Dundee Road, Northbrook, IL

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...

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Forest Glen Woods

Forest Glen Woods Forest Preserve 5420 N Forest Glen AveChicago,

An important corridor for migratory birds, Forest Glen is part of the Lower North Branch Preserves. This unique woodland, savanna, and floodplain ecosystem needs help from our volunteer community to remove invasive...

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Blue Star Memorial Woods

Blue Star Woods Forest Preserve 600 E Lake Ave, Glenview, il

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...