Lyons Woods Forest Preserve

Move from pine grove to prairie to oak woodlands as you relax at Lyons Woods. An observation deck makes it easy to view a variety of bird species and other wildlife.


About Lyons Woods Forest Preserve

Lyons Woods is diverse, supporting prairie, savanna, woodland and fen. In the prairie, you’ll find such plants as dropseed, big bluestem and goldenrod. The woods support large stands of white, bur and black oaks. Lyons Woods is a birder’s paradise. Many warblers nest here, including the common yellowthroat, the blue-winged warbler and the ovenbird. In winter, the evergreen grove near the parking lot often shelters several birds not normally seen this far south, like the long-eared owl.

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