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Hastert-Bechstein Preserve
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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 17-acre Hastert-Bechstein Preserve was acquired in 1992.

The preserve is part of the DuPage River preservation system, which conserves more than 1,500 acres of land.

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Hastert-Bechstein Preserve protects forest habitat and a portion of the DuPage River.

The preserve is home to a variety of plant species, including glade mallow.
Hastert-Bechstein Preserve Wildlife
Photograph Courtesy of Lorenzo Pesce
Hastert-Bechstein Preserve is located east of River Road and north of Shepley Road in Channahon.

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