Hartley Memorial Woods Nature Preserve
Location and Access:
This wooded preserve is located 3 miles south of Durand on IL Rt 70. A small parking area and preserve entrance is found on the north side of the preserve on Campbell Rd 0.1 mile east of Rt 70.
Hartley Memorial is a dry-mesic upland forest of the Freeport Section of the Rock River Hill Country Natural Division. This mature forest is quite diverse, dominated by basswood and white oak. A dense layer of spring and summer flowering herbaceous species includes wild geranium, sweet cicely, blue cohosh, rue anemone and bellwort.
Ownership: Winnebago County Forest Preserve District
Dedicated: September 1982
Size: 40 acres
Topo Map: Durand 7.5
For Further Information Contact: Winnebago County Forest Preserve District, 5500 Northrock Dr., Rockford, IL 61103 (815/877-6100)
1/2009 - R. Heidorn