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By Jason Ney

From Iowa's Decorah Ice Cave to the Kitty Todd Nature shield in Ohio, this quantity offers a image of the main superb and critical ordinary locations within the Midwestern United States.

• Illustrations depict 50 of the main precious landscapes within the Midwest

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By Jason Ney

From Iowa's Decorah Ice Cave to the Kitty Todd Nature shield in Ohio, this quantity offers a image of the main superb and critical ordinary locations within the Midwestern United States.

• Illustrations depict 50 of the main precious landscapes within the Midwest

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There are plans to build hiking trails as well, and the conservancy is working with the nearby Dickson Mounds Museum to preserve and display archaeological findings from the site. Emiquon is just east of the museum, outside Lewistown, off Route 78/97. , and Leon S. Minckler. ” Ecology 44, no. 1 (January 1963): 29–41. Howard, Claire. ” Peoria Journal-Star, January 13, 2008. University of Illinois at Springfield. ” http://www. html. Illinois 9 FULTS HILL PRAIRIE NATURE PRESERVE A long the Mississippi River bluffs of southwestern Illinois, Fults Hill Prairie Nature Preserve encompasses the state’s largest intact loess hill prairie ecosystem.

Plants common to these alkaline marshes include sedges, Ohio goldenrod, fringed gentian, Kalm’s lobelia, and shrubby cinquefoil. There are just 57 acres of panne habitat remaining in the state—all found between the sand dunes of Lake County. Illinois Beach is an important nesting ground and migratory rest area for numerous bird species, including ducks, shorebirds, gulls, herons, rails, songbirds, hawks, and falcons. Red-tailed hawks and great horned owls are common. Deer, mink, beaver, red fox, and even the rare gray fox live within the preserve as well.

Sandy loam prairie habitat such as that found in the preserve is unusual in that it hosts both the mesic vegetation of black silt loam prairies and the dryland vegetation more common in true sand prairies. At Gensburg-Markham, species belonging to the former habitat include nodding wild onion, cream wild indigo, prairie coreopsis, and prairie alum root. Species common to the latter include colic root, yellow-eyed grass, screwstem, and huckleberry. The dominant grasses throughout the prairie—growing on both types of soil—are big bluestem, Indian grass, and prairie dropseed.

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