Kyte River Bottoms Land & Water Reserve

Floodplain forest makes up most of the Kyte River Bottoms. Upland forest, sedge meadow and sand savanna are also present. In the spring, the bottomlands are filled with the sounds of chorus frogs and spring peepers, and more than 90 species of birds, including great blue herons, find refuge here.

The Natural Land Institute purchased the 235-acre preserve southeast of Oregon in 2003 and registered it as a Land and Water Reserve with the Illinois Nature Preserve Commission in 2004.

This is a private preserve. Natural Land Institute members may visit with permission. Please call 815/964-6666 or email to request a visit and let us know when you would like to go there.


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