Date(s) - 09/23/17
9:00 am - 11:00 am
Reed-Turner Woodland Preserve
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.