Mesic Prairie

In common with much of the Illinois prairie, all of the mesic prairie at Bluff Spring Fen was converted to agriculture. The dairy farm that was once here has been gone for decades, and since 1990, the Friends of the Fen have been seeding the former farm fields with locally-gathered native prairie seed. We continue clearing and seeding in order to to expand our reconstructed mesic prairie.

See also:
Hill Prairie