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Robert Ridgeway Grasslands

Nature Preserve Area: 
8
County: 
Jasper
Location and Access: 
From the jct. of Hwys. 33 and 130 in Newton, take Hwy. 130 south 7.5 to county road 300N, go west 4 miles to county road 1100E, go north 1 mile to county road 400N, go west 0.3 miles to the parking lot on the north side of the road.

Description: 
Robert Ridgeway Grasslands is 25.86 acres of reconstructed prairie typical of the Effingham Plain Section of the Southern Till Plain Natural Division. Little and big bluestem are the dominate grasses; common forbs include blazing stars, rattlesnake master, Illinois bundleflower, prairie dock, compass plant and rosinweed. The site is managed in conjunction with Prairie Ridge State Natural Area.

Ownership: 
Illinois Audubon Society
Dedicated: 
6/28/2002
Size: 
25.9 acres, with no buffer
Topographic Quad: 
Newton
Topo Map: 
Directions: 
 
For further information: 
Illinois Audubon Society

PO Box 2547

Springfield, IL 62708



Telephone: 217- 544-BIRD