The Freemen, Metzger, Larson Savanna illustrates a special part of Illinois’ natural history. Oak savannas were once common in our state, with a mosaic setting of grasses, shrubs and an open oak tree canopy that let sunlight reach the ground. This 10-acre savanna, located near the end of Levis Lane, is gradually being restored and will serve as a reminder of what once covered vast portions of Illinois. TNI’s stewardship crew uses prescribed burns, exotic species control and other land management techniques to help the savanna thrive.
This property is open to the public from April 1- December 31 from dawn to dusk.