white oak Sleepy Hollow Ravine

Dundee Township

Sleepy Hollow Road
West Dundee

Nature Preserves

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This small but significant property was perhaps best described by the late botanist Dick Young when he wrote, “Few woodlands reflect the primitive order found in this ravine. The north face of the ravine slope epitomizes fine, mesic forest grading into a rich creek bottom which originates from a peaty, wooded seep.”
 
The area is a refuge for several rare species of plants.
The two separated parcels are connected by a privately owned landholding that is designated as an Illinois State Nature Preserve.
 

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