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Beach Cemetery Prairie

Nature Preserve Area: 
1
County: 
Ogle
Location and Access: 
From the intersection of IL Rt 251 and IL Rt 64, travel north on Rt 251 approximately 5 miles; then west (left) on Big Mound Road a distance of 2 3/4 miles. The Cemetery Prairie is on the north side of the road just 1/4 mile east of White Rock Road.

Description: 
Little bluestem, prairie dropseed and porcupine grass characterize this dry hill prairie located on a gravel kame of the Grand Prairie Section of the Grand Prairie Natural Division. A rich assemblage of plant species is found in this small prairie, including pasqueflower, puccoons, prairie smoke, leadplant and coneflowers.

Ownership: 
Natural Land Institute
Dedicated: 
September 1971
Size: 
3.6 acres with buffer
Topographic Quad: 
Stillman Valley
Topo Map: 
Directions: 
For further information: 
Natural Land Institute, 320 South Third Street, Rockford, IL 61104 (815/964-6666)

03/10 R. Heidorn