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Rare Plants: Hidden Treasure in the Forest Preserves?

What are some of the unique and rare native plants of Winnebago County? What are the conditions that support them? Might there be some undiscovered rare populations in the forest preserves? There are hundreds of native plants considered imperield in northern Illinois because of their rare status. Plants of Concern is a rare plant monitoring program facilitated by Rachel Goad of the Chicago Botanic Garden.
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Forest Preserve Forecast: Warmer and Less Froggy

So far, we have documented in forest preserves nine of the 13 frog and toad species known in northern Illinois. What will you help us discover?
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What to Know About Winter Preserve Access

Enjoy the forest preserves all winter long! We work hard to keep many sites open- no matter what Mother Nature may throw our way.
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CitizenScience

The Power of Citizen Science

At Forest Preserves of Winnebago County citizens are stepping up to become trained monitors who collect and submit plant and animal data that will aid in evaluating natural areas restoration.
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