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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...

Free

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...

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

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

Labagh-Hernandez Woods

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

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

Linne Woods

Linne Woods 6316 Dempster, Morton Grove, il

Linne Woods boasts such spring wildflowers as windflower and toothwort under a canopy of oaks and hickories with an understory of ironwood and black cherry. Directions: For Linne Woods north, go west...

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