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Sauganash Prairie Grove

Sauganash Prairie Grove

Sauganash Prairie Grove is a mix of wet savanna, degraded marsh, and mature floodplain woods on both sides of the Chicago River. This uncommon woodland community is dominated by swamp white oaks. Plants such as swamp saxifrage, blue flag iris, and  bluejoint grass are indicators the wetness of this site.  In the more mesic woodland along the river bluff, one finds plants with such picturesqe names as zig-zag goldenrod, wild geranium, wood reed, bottlebrush grass and golden alexanders.

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Directions

Meet at the Forest Preserve parking lot at the Irene Hernandez Picnic Area off Foster Avenue across from Kilbourne Avenue. We will walk north along the railroad tracks and cross the river on the bridge.
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Contact

For more information or to volunteer contact Larry Hodak or Peki Leki at Sauganash Prairie Grove

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