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Lockport PrairieNature PreserveLockport, Illinois

Lockport Prairie
Nature Preserve

Lockport, Illinois

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  • Date Posted: Jun 1, 2016
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This rare and expansive prairie is built upon a base of dolomite limestone. Buffered by river and wetland, the prairie comes to life with squadrons of water-loving dragonflies and fields of pink nodding wild onion.

In late July, pink blooms nodding wild onions are the highlight of Lockport Prairie.

In late July, pink blooms nodding wild onions are the highlight of Lockport Prairie.

Features:

  • Wide-open expanse rare dolomite prairie and surrounding wetlands

Highlights:

  • Wildflowers
  • Zooming dragonflies
  • Frogs, turtles, and birds in the wetlands
  • Mysterious morning fog

Best Times to Visit:

  • May through September for prairie flowers and grasses
  • Late July: Wonderful display of nodding wild onion

Mike’s Thoughts: On foggy mornings, the preserve can feel like you’ve traveled back in time when the Illinois prairies seemed endless.

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