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O’Hara Woods PreserveRomeoville, Illinois

O’Hara Woods Preserve

Romeoville, Illinois

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  • Date Posted: Jun 1, 2016
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With an invigorating jolt of green and an eye-popping carpet of spring ephermals, this intimate woodland is a springtime paradise and a visually explosive place to visit.

In April, the woodland floor at O'Hara Woods explodes with spring ephemerals including flowers like toothwort.

In April, the woodland floor at O’Hara Woods explodes with spring ephemerals including flowers like toothwort.

Features:

  • Large, lush woodland
  • Curving stream

Highlights:

  • April is when shimmering white toothwort makes the ground beneath your feet sparkle like firecrackers and when Virginia bluebells erupt all across the landscape.

Best Times to Visit:

  • Springtime for the wildflowers
  • Fall for the changing colors

Mike’s Thoughts: “Dynamite” is the perfect word to describe tranquil O’Hara Woods. Hidden away inside a quiet Romeoville neighborhood behind Conservation Park, this intimate woodland of mature sugar maple and oak was once called Dynamite Woods. Concrete bunkers, the remains of which are scattered. In the spring, come to peaceful O’Hara Woods and be awed by the silent and breathtaking explosions of the flora.

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