This week’s virtual Wildflower Walkabout

Bald Hill Prairie Preserve

Byron Forest Preserve District

This Preserve has endangered wooly milkweed, several recently restored bur oak savannas and is home to the Big Tree Champion for the State of Illinois, an Eastern cottonwood that is 28.5 feet in circumference and 122 feet tall. The preserve is also home to many nesting grassland birds such as bobolinks, Eastern meadowlarks, and short-eared owls.

Click here to watch the guided video tour of this preserve at or after 6 p.m. on Wednesday, June 10, 2020.