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Somme Prairie Grove, Cook County, IL

This is a wonderful prairie which is being restored under the tuteladge of Stephen Packard who is renowned for his prairie restoration work. He is co-editor of "The Tallgrass Restoration Handbook for Prairies, Savanas, and Woodlands," which is the "bible" for prairie restoration. This site is becoming as richly diverse as the former prairies which existed over much of the state. The images you see here represent only a small sample of the beauty of this area.
Frosted Fringed Gentian
Frosted Fringed Gentian
(PR11) Great Spangled Fritillary
(PR11) Great Spangled Fritillary
(PR15) Purple Milkweed
(PR15) Purple Milkweed
(PR20) White Lady's-slipper
(PR20) White Lady's-slipper
(PR21) Prairie White Fringed Orchid, Somme Prairie, IL
(PR21) Prairie White Fringed Orchid, Somme Prairie, IL
(SPG5) Shooting Star
(SPG5) Shooting Star
(PR13) Fringed Gentian
(PR13) Fringed Gentian
(SPG7) Obedient Plant
(SPG7) Obedient Plant
(SPG8) Stiff Gentian
(SPG8) Stiff Gentian
(SPG9) Sweet Black-eyed Susan and Great Blue Lobelia
(SPG9) Sweet Black-eyed Susan and Great Blue Lobelia
(PR18) Butterfly-weed and Rattlesnake Master, Somme Prairie, IL
(PR18) Butterfly-weed and Rattlesnake Master, Somme Prairie, IL
(SPG13) Prairie Clover
(SPG13) Prairie Clover
(SPG14) Blue Flag Iris
(SPG14) Blue Flag Iris
(SPG15) Smooth Blue Aster
(SPG15) Smooth Blue Aster
(SPG16) Spiderwort
(SPG16) Spiderwort
(PR7) Butterfly-weed, Somme Prairie, IL
(PR7) Butterfly-weed, Somme Prairie, IL
(SPG18) Orb Weaver web
(SPG18) Orb Weaver web
(SPG19) Spotted Joe Pye Weed and Sweet Black-eyed Susan
(SPG19) Spotted Joe Pye Weed and Sweet Black-eyed Susan
(SPG20) Gayfeather
(SPG20) Gayfeather
(SPG21) Shooting stars
(SPG21) Shooting stars
Hover fly on prairie white-fringed orchid, Somme Prairie Grove, IL
Hover fly on prairie white-fringed orchid, Somme Prairie Grove, IL
(SPG11) Indian Grass and Goldenrod
(SPG11) Indian Grass and Goldenrod
Prairie dropseed and butterfly weed, Somme Prairie Grove, IL
Prairie dropseed and butterfly weed, Somme Prairie Grove, IL
Big bluestem with sun on a  foggy morning, Somme Prairie Grove, IL
Big bluestem with sun on a foggy morning, Somme Prairie Grove, IL