Nature Preserve Area:
Location and Access:
From Rockton take Rockton Road west 1 mile to a county road (Prairie Ave.). Take this road north 2 miles. The preserve is on the west side of the road.
In Rockton and Shirland Townships in Winnebago County, there is a sand deposit approximately four miles wide and twelve miles long. Although much of it has been destroyed, a portion of this area known as the Rockton Sedge Meadow, remains in a relatively undisturbed condition. This area contains sedge meadow, prairie and open sand forest.
The sedge meadow contains sedges, blue-joint grass, sensitive fern and rushes. Various shrubs such as bridal wreath, prairie willow, dwarf birch and black chokecherry are scattered throughout the preserve.
Illinois Department of Natural Resources
For further information:
Illinois Department of Natural Resources, Natural Heritage Biologist, Lost Mound Unit, 3159 Crim Drive, Savanna, IL 61074, or Site Superintendent, Rock Cut State Park, Caledonia, IL 61011 (815/885-3311)
1/2009 - R. Heidorn