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.
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The 375-acre Riverview Farmstead Preserve was acquired between 1994 and 2012.
The preserve is part of the DuPage River preservation system, which conserves more than 1,500 acres of land.
Prior to the District's acquisition of the land, it was the site of a farmstead settled and built by the Clow family in the 1800s. Cultural resources protected at the preserve include a mid-1800s limestone house, an early frame residence that had been converted to a barn, and a large timber frame barn.
Riverview Farmstead Preserve protects prairie habitat and a portion of the DuPage River.
Wildlife found at the preserve includes the big brown bat.
The preserve is also home to more than 500 plant species.