America's Natural Places: The Midwest by Jason Ney

By Jason Ney

From Iowa's Decorah Ice Cave to the Kitty Todd Nature shield in Ohio, this quantity offers a photograph of the main astounding and significant traditional areas within the Midwestern United States.

• Illustrations depict 50 of the main precious landscapes within the Midwest

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Hunting is permitted in season. The area and the trailhead are located along Hickory Ridge Road, south of the town of Murphysboro off Illinois Route 127. Further Reading Illinois Department of Natural Resources. pdf. Mohlenbrock, Robert H. ” Natural History, June 1997. com/p/articles/mi_m1134/is_n5_v106/ai_19752779/. MEREDOSIA NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE N early all of the original forest, prairies, and marshes along the floodplains of the Mississippi River and its major tributaries have been drained and converted to farmland and pasture.

Portland, OR. Graphic Arts Center, 2003. Jeffords, Michael, Susan Post, and Kenneth Robertson. Illinois Wilds. Urbana, IL: Phoenix, 1995. 24 America’s Natural Places: The Midwest NACHUSA GRASSLANDS PRESERVE O ne of Illinois’s largest remaining prairies, the Nachusa Grasslands Preserve stretches across more than 2,800 acres in north-central Illinois.

The larger site is now jointly owned and managed by the conservancy, the university, and the Natural Land Institute as part of a larger effort to restore and protect prairie remnants throughout the area. It became a state nature preserve in 1980. Illinois 15 The Gensburg-Markham Prairie began rebounding after only a few years, with the return of such native plants as prairie betony, pink phlox, white prairie clover, and wild quinine. Other rare grasses and wildflowers later returned as well, including small sundrops, narrow-leaved sundew, yellow-eyed grass, and the endangered white-fringed orchid.

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