Danada Forest Preserve
The 797-acre Danada Forest Preserve in Wheaton features prairies, woods, and wetlands as well as the Danada Equestrian Center.
About Danada Forest Preserve
A large wetland complex on the west side of Naperville Road supports egrets, woodcocks, painted turtles, chorus and leopard frogs, and a rookery of nesting great blue herons.
A 35-acre restored prairie on the north side of the preserve fills each summer with asters, goldenrods, prairie dock, big bluestem and western sunflower, which attract bobolinks, grasshopper sparrows and American goldfinches as well as ground squirrels, voles, weasels, deer and coyotes.