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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...

Free

Bunker Hill Savanna

Bunker Hill Forest Preserve 6800 Caldwell Ave, Chicago, il

Winding west and north along the bluff above the Chicago River, the bike path runs through the Forest Preserve known as Bunker Hill Savanna and Sidney Yates Flatwoods . Bounded by Caldwell,...

Free

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...

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 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

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