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.
- Wide-open expanse rare dolomite prairie and surrounding wetlands
- 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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