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Dick Young Forest Preserve Restored Prairie
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This is the Dick Young Forest Preserve restored prairie four miles west of Batavia, Illinois.  Visible is a pond (complete with ducks and geese, which you can't see because the resolution is too low), picnic shelter (no road access, you have to walk a bit to get there), information kiosks and the Main Street parking lot.  The area is popular on nice weekend days but often deserted during the week or when the weather is less than ideal.

Copyright: Thomas henneman
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Uploaded: 14/04/2012
Updated: 16/10/2014
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