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By Jason Ney

From Iowa's Decorah Ice Cave to the Kitty Todd Nature look after in Ohio, this quantity presents a picture of the main impressive and significant common areas within the Midwestern United States.

• Illustrations depict 50 of the main valuable landscapes within the Midwest

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Sullivan, Janet. 1995. S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station, Fire Sciences Laboratory (Producer). html. FUNK’S GROVE F unk’s Grove harbors the largest intact prairie grove in central Illinois and one of the largest tracts of virgin forest in the state. Representing a transitional zone between western prairie and eastern woodland habitats, its scattered groves of white and bur oaks are a remnant of a once-vast natural landscape that now covers just one percent of the state.

5 (1955): 367–466. Illinois Department of Natural Resources. htm#Limestone. , et al. ” Erigenia: Journal of the Illinois Native Plant Society, no. 14 (January 1996): 41–52. Illinois FOREST O OF THE 11 WABASH ne of the last virgin deciduous forests east of the Mississippi River, the Forest of the Wabash harbors upland and northern floodplain woodlands along the Wabash River. A remnant of the extensive forests that once covered the valley, the 329-acre preserve lies along the west bank of the lower Wabash.

Five short trails run through the old-growth forests, and camping, picnicking, and fishing are allowed elsewhere in the park. The park is located six miles south of the town of Mt. Carmel, off Route 1. Further Reading Gammon, James Robert. The Wabash River Ecosystem. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1998. , Robert O. Petty, David K. Sterling, and Willard Van Asdall. ” Ecological Monographs 31, no. 2 (1961): 105–56. , Richard L. Larimore, and John E. Ebinger. ” Proceedings of the Indiana Academy of Science, January 1, 2001.

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