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Douglas E. Wade Prairie

The Douglas E. Wade Prairie is an 11.2 acre virgin dry prairie located near Byron, Illinois, and is owned and managed by thePrairie Preservation Society of Ogle County.  This site represents the original dry-mesic gravel and dry-mesic dolomite prairie communities. The dolomite prairie community includes porcupine grass, leadplant, and wild indigo while the gravel prairie is dominated by side oats grama and little bluestem.

From Byron take Highway 72 east across the Rock River and continue for 1.25 miles. Turn northeast on Kishwaukee Road. Go 1.75 miles to Crestview Road. Turn south and go .5 mile. The preserve is on the west side of Crestview Road.


Information source: Directory of Illinois Nature Preserves, Vol. 2, Illinois Department of Natural Resources.


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