Paintbrush Prairie

Land area: 60 acres

From Early Spring when the air is filled with the frenzied mating call of the Illinois Chorus Frogs, and the Bobolink, the Meadowlark, and the Redwing return to their ancestral breeding grounds, till the last Fringed Gentian blooms in the fall. Paintbrush Prairie is truly a prairie for all seasons. One of the largest black-soil prairies in Northeastern Illinois, Paintbrush Prairie is sure to captivate you with its beauty and diversity throughout the year.

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