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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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Wayside Woods & Prairie

Wayside Forest Preserve 8874 Lehigh Ave, Morton Grove, il

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...

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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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Bunker North Flatwoods

Bunker North Flatwoods 6600 West Harts Road, Niles, IL

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...

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Somme Prairie Grove

Somme Prairie Grove 1714 Dundee Rd, Northbrook, IL

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...

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Harms Woods

Glenview Woods parking lot, west side of Harms Road, just south of Glenview Rd. 721 Harms Road, Glenview, Il

This fine oak woodland lies on the west side of the North Branch of the Chicago River in the village of Glenview. Several different species of oak are represented here; red oaks...

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