Grubb Hollow Prairie Nature Preserve
Location and Access:
From New Canton, take Highway 96 north 3 miles to a county road. The preserve is at the intersection, east of Highway 96 and south of the county road.
Perched on limestone bluffs amidst the rugged terrain overlooking the Mississippi River floodplain, this loess hill prairie contains some plant species more typical of the western states. These include side-oats grama, narrow-leaved green milkweed, scurf pea and Carolina delphinium. Leadplant, yellow puccoon, dropseed and whorled milkweed are other prairie plants found here. Management activities performed at this site include prescribed burning and brush removal.
Ownership: Illinois Department of Natural Resources
Dedicated: September 1989
Size: 50 acres
Topo Map: Hull 7.5
For Further Information Contact: Illinois Department of Natural Resources, Natural Heritage Biologist, Route 106 West, Pittsfield, IL 62363 (217/285-2221)
1/2009 - R. Heidorn