A Walk with the Wild Ones: Reed-Turner Woodland Preserve

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Date/Time
Date(s) - 09/23/17
9:00 am - 11:00 am

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Reed-Turner Woodland Preserve

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Reed-Turner Woodland Preserve is ideal for nature walks, birding, and photography. This site contains an interesting wet meadow which is dominated by sedges, rushes and a few wetland forbs such as meadow rue, marsh aster, and curly dock. The North Ridge Trail runs along a moraine, through oak woodland and then open bur oak savanna. The trail then crosses Indian Creek over a wooden boardwalk and runs along a deep natural ravine corridor.

More than 116 species of birds have been observed in the preserve that include woodpeckers, finches, red-tailed hawks, Cooper’s hawks, and mallards that nest along the creek.  Many common woodland mammals also live in the area. 

 

Guide:  Sarah Schultz, habitat restoration volunteer for the Lake County Forest Preserve District and Reed-Turner Woodland Preserve.

 

 

Families Welcome. No fee or registration required.

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