Nature Preserve Area:
Location and Access:
This publicly owned Boone County preserve is located southwest of Belvidere: 3 miles south of I-90 on Stone Quarry Rd., then 3.5 miles west on Poole Rd. A small parking area is provided just off Poole Rd. on the south side of the nature preserve.
Flora Prairie is a dry dolomite prairie that includes both high and moderate quality portions, a small wooded ravine and several large, spreading bur oaks. The state endangered wooly milkweed was collected here in 1946 by E.W. Fell, but has not been observed in recent times. Flora is one of the very few native prairie remnants remaining in Boone County.
Boone County Conservation District
For further information:
Contact: Boone County Conservation District 7600 Appleton Rd.
Belvidere, IL 61008
1/2009 - R. Heidorn