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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...

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...

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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 Prairie Nature Preserve-CANCELLED

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

SORRY, THIS EVENT HAD TO BE CANCELLED 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...

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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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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