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Somme Prairie Nature Preserve

Somme Prairie Nature Preserve 800 N Western Ave, Northbrook, il

Located in the village of Northbrook, in northern Cook County, these forest preserves span the original continuum of prairie to the west and north and savanna and woodland to the east and...

Free

Labagh-Hernandez Woods (by invitation)

Labagh-Hernandez Woods 5275 N. Cicero, Chicago, il

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...

Harms Woods East

Harms East Forest Preserve 265 Harms Road, Morton Grove, il

Harms Woods East is a mixture of upland woods, floodplain and wet woods lying east of the Chicago River. Work at this part of the site began in 2012 with brush removal...

Free

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...

Free

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...

Free

Harms Flatwoods

Harms Flatwoods Harms Road and Old Orchard Road, Skokie, IL

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