Inventory of Flora
Natural and Applied
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Illustrations by Roberta L. Simonds and Henrietta
College of DuPage Natural Restoration and Preservation Areas
C.O.D. maintains three natural areas on
the Glen Ellyn campus: the Russell R. Kirt Prairie, the Ecological Study
Area, and the B.J. Hoddinott Wildlife Sanctuary. These areas are open
to the public for nonconsumptive recreational use. Removal of plants
and seeds from these areas is prohibited.
Russell R. Kirt Prairie
This 18-acre natural area consists of about six acres
of marsh, a one-acre retention pond, 11 acres of reconstructed prairie
and savanna planted between 1984 and 2000, and a quarter mile of display/seed
production beds planted in 1997 along the southern boundary of the preserve.
Over a half mile of trails, including a 1/6-mile wheelchair accessible
stretch, allows easy access for nonconsumptive recreational use.
Ecological Study Area
This 15-acre natural area consists of about three
acres of marsh, four acres of successional woodland, and eight acres
of reconstructed prairie planted between 1975 and 1997. Over a half
mile of trails allows easy access for nonconsumptive recreational use.
B.J. Hoddinott Wildlife Sanctuary
This nine-acre natural area is primarily a marsh
and wetland that was dedicated as a preserve in 1983. There are no trails
through this area.