Fullerton County Forest Preserve

The 197-acre Fullerton Park Forest Preserve in Addison is a patchwork of prairie, woods and wetlands.


About Fullerton County Forest Preserve

Fullerton Park contains several regionally rare plants such as indigo bush, short green milkweed, gentians and wild rice. Because of its diverse habitats, the forest preserve also hosts a variety of grassland and marshland birds, including black-crowned night herons, ospreys, Wilson’s snipes, American woodcocks and other state and regionally rare species. Ecologists have recorded northern leopard frogs, beavers, red foxes, coyotes, water snakes, midland painted turtles and garter snakes at Fullerton Park and more than 100 different kinds of invertebrates, including beetles, butterflies, crayfish, freshwater mussels, dragonflies and damselflies.

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