Lyons Prairie and Woods Nature Preserve
Location and Access:
Lyons Prairie and Woods is located in extreme northeast Lake County in the city of Waukegan. It is bounded by Blanchard Road on the south, North Avenue on the east, a wide Commonwealth Edison utility easement on the north, and an unpaved trail on the west. Access is gained from a parking lot at the corner of Blanchard Road and Sheridan Road.
Lyons Prairie and Woods Nature Preserve is part of the 264.13-acre Lyons Woods Forest Preserve. The nature preserve contains mesic, wet-mesic and wet prairie, upland dry-mesic forest, and dry-mesic savanna natural communities, typical of the Morainal Section of the Northeastern Morainal Natural Division, and a successional old field community. More than 150 species of vascular plants have been recorded at the site.
Ownership: Lake County Forest Preserve District
Size: 150 acres
Topo Map: Zion
For more information:
Lake County Forest Preserve District
2000 N. Milwaukee Ave.
Libertyville, IL 60048
1/2009 - R. Heidorn