Greenlee Cemetery Prairie
Nature Preserve Area:
Location and Access:
Proceed east from Cambridge for 4 miles on Illinois Route 81. Turn north on a county road and proceed for approximately 2.5 miles. The preserve is on the east side of the road.
Greenlee Cemetery Prairie is a relatively undisturbed dry-mesic black soil prairie representative of the original vegetation of the Western Section of the Grand Prairie Natural Division. The prairie lies near the top of a ridge and drains into a tributary of Spring Creek. The area is dominated by little bluestem and prairie dropseed. Prairie forbs include hoary puccoon, leadplant, rattlesnake master and prairie violet. Prescribed burns have been used for many years to manage the prairie.
For further information:
Alan Yager, Supervisor of Munson Township, R.R. 2, Box 85, Cambridge, IL 61238 (309/944-6212) or Henry County Natural Area Guardians, c/o Henry County Soil and Water Conservation District, 301 E. North, Cambridge, IL 61238 (309/937-3376)