Robert Ridgway Grasslands
Location and Access:
From the jct. of Hwys. 33 and 130 in Newton, take Hwy. 130 south 7.5 to county road 300N, go west 4 miles to county road 1100E, go north 1 mile to county road 400N, go west 0.3 miles to the parking lot on the north side of the road.
Robert Ridgeway Grasslands is 25.86 acres of reconstructed prairie typical of the Effingham Plain Section of the Southern Till Plain Natural Division. Little and big bluestem are the dominate grasses; common forbs include blazing stars, rattlesnake master, Illinois bundleflower, prairie dock, compass plant and rosinweed. The site is managed in conjunction with Prairie Ridge State Natural Area.
Ownership: Illinois Audubon Society
Size: 25.9 acres, with no buffer
Topo Map: Newton
For Further Information Contact:
Illinois Audubon Society
PO Box 2547
Springfield, IL 62708
Telephone: 217- 544-BIRD
1/2009 - R. Heidorn