Bystricky Prairie Nature Preserve
Location and Access:
Special Note: Bystricky Prairie is a privately owned Nature Preserve. Entrance is by permission only.
Bystricky Prairie was identified in 1986 as the only high quality black soil prairie left in McHenry County. The prairie represents the original vegetation of the Northeastern Morainal Natural Division. The natural communities here include marsh, sedge meadow and dry mesic to wet prairie. The open prairies have a high diversity of native plants including the uncommon cream wild indigo. Two other rare plant species, dwarf birch and hoary willow, also occur.
Ownership: Joseph and Harriet Bystricky
Dedicated: September 1987
Size: 18 acres
Topo Map: Hebron 7.5
For Further Information Contact: Illinois Nature Preserves Commission, 1 Natural Resources Way, Springfield, IL 62706 (217/785-8686)
1/2009 - R. Heidorn