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

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

Reed-Turner Woodland Preserve


Reed-Turner Woodland is a preserve that is ideal for nature walks, birding, and photography.  The beauty of this site is its extensive array of flora and fauna.  There is something in bloom from April way into the fall. 

Thousands of years have passed since the retreat of Ice Age glaciers.  The ravine topography of what is now the Reed Turner Woodland has actually changed little since then. Oaks and hickories dominate the upland areas while the floodplain contain basswood, black walnut and a restored sedge meadow. Adding to the preserve’s diversity is a small prairie restoration started in 1965 by Barbara Turner. Over 116 species of birds have been observed in the preserve.  


Birds, woodland mammals, fall wildflowers, beautiful trees,……what a lovely way to spend an early fall morning! Bring your binoculars. Walking will be on wood chip paths with some incline as we hike up and down the ravine.  



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


Families Welcome. No fee but registration is required. RSVP by 9/18/17

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  1. Madeline Bilbrey

    Hi im messaging about the reed turner wild ones walk, i heard about it from Sarah and would like to attened. I missed the rsvp date but I intend on showing up anyway. Let me know if that’s okay. Thanks


    • laketoprairie

      Hi Madeline. It’s okay. Thanks for letting us know. We set up the RSVP as The parking at Reed Turner is so limited and to get a head count so to alert Sarah in case she needs her additional guides. See you tomorrow.


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