Day: Sunday 7/8 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Trip Leader: Carl Taylor
Email Address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Trip Limit: 30
to public and private conservation efforts, a diversity
of ferns and lycopods persists around the sprawling
metropolis of Chicago. Throughout the day, we will
visit some of the best places around Chicago to see
ferns. One stop will be at Water Fall Glen Forest Preserve
in southeastern DuPage County. Here, upland, bottomland
and swamp forests, marsh, sedge meadow, wet to dry
prairies, ravines, and dolomite cliffs provide habitats
that contain familiar favorites such as Athyrium
filix-femina, Botrychium virginianum, Cystopteris bulbifera,
and Dryopteris carthusiana, and others, not
so common. Other possible stops include Braidwood Dunes
and Savanna Nature Preserve, Sand Ridge Nature Preserve,
Iroquois County Conservation Area, and Camp Sagawau.
It is possible we will see the signature quillwort
of northeastern Illinois, Isoetes butleri.
Where, for only a few days about this time each year,
its yellow, senescing leaves light up the prairie.Participants
should come prepared for sunshine or rain. Bug repellant
might be needed. Walking is moderate to easy with possibly
some wet spots. The areas visited are of conservation
concern and collecting of specimens is not permitted.Trip
is sponsored in part by the American Fern Society.
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