Beach Cemetery Prairie Nature Preserve
Location and Access:
From the intersection of IL Rt 251 and IL Rt 64, travel north on Rt 251 approximately 5 miles; then west (left) on Big Mound Road a distance of 2 3/4 miles. The Cemetery Prairie is on the north side of the road just 1/4 mile east of White Rock Road.
Little bluestem, prairie dropseed and porcupine grass characterize this dry hill prairie located on a gravel kame of the Grand Prairie Section of the Grand Prairie Natural Division. A rich assemblage of plant species is found in this small prairie, including pasqueflower, puccoons, prairie smoke, leadplant and coneflowers.
Ownership: Natural Land Institute
Dedicated: September 1971
Size: 3.6 acres with buffer
Topo Map: Stillman Valley 7.5
For Further Information Contact: Natural Land Institute, 320 South Third Street, Rockford, IL 61104 (815/964-6666)
03/10 R. Heidorn