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Alessio Prairie
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Fall generally offers ample opportunities to find all sorts of fungus in the preserves and as cooler, wet weather moves in, be on the lookout while on the trails. View more information.

The 13-acre Alessio Prairie was acquired in 1995.

The preserve is part of the Rock Run preservation system, which conserves more than 1,450 acres of land.

Natural Resources

Alessio Prairie protects a diversity of habitats, including forest, prairie, wetland, and a portion of Rock Run.

Wildlife found at the preserve includes a variety of songbirds.

The preserve is also home to a variety of plant species, including the pin oak, fen betony, and prairie blazing star.

The site is managed with invasive species control and prescribed burning to protect and enhance its natural resources. Learn more about the Districtís land management activities.
Alessio Prairie Flora
Photograph Courtesy of Juanita Armstrong
Alessio Prairie is located north of Route 30/Plainfield Road and west of Larkin Avenue/Weber Road in Crest Hill.

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