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Lyons Prairie And Woods

Nature Preserve Area: 
2
County: 
Lake
Location and Access: 
Lyons Prairie and Woods is located in extreme northeast Lake County in the city of Waukegan. It is bounded by Blanchard Road on the south, North Avenue on the east, a wide Commonwealth Edison utility easement on the north, and an unpaved trail on the west. Access is gained from a parking lot at the corner of Blanchard Road and Sheridan Road.

Description: 
Lyons Prairie and Woods Nature Preserve is part of the 264.13-acre Lyons Woods Forest Preserve. The nature preserve contains mesic, wet-mesic and wet prairie, upland dry-mesic forest, and dry-mesic savanna natural communities, typical of the Morainal Section of the Northeastern Morainal Natural Division, and a successional old field community. More than 150 species of vascular plants have been recorded at the site.

Ownership: 
Lake County Forest Preserve District
Dedicated: 
3/1/2002
Size: 
150 acres      
Topographic Quad: 
Zion
Topo Map: 
Directions: 
For further information: 
Lake County Forest Preserve District
2000 N. Milwaukee Ave.
Libertyville, IL 60048
(847/968-3202)


1/2009 - R. Heidorn