Blackwell Native-Plant Nursery

Directions: the nursery is in West Chicago: interactive map.

From Butterfield Rd. (Rt. 56), turn north onto Windield Rd. go 0.7 mile.

Turn left (west) onto Mack Road for about 1 mile to the Grounds and Resources complex. Park in the lot on the right (north) side. The nursery is directly across the street.

Note: Blackwell is a large preserve with a main entrance off Butterfield Road, but we will meet on the parking lot off Mack Road.

Call my cell if lost.

Photos from 4/21/2012

parking Note also: there are 2 parking lots near each other on the north side of Mack Road. The one to the west says "McKee Marsh Parking" and "West Sector Operations"; do NOT go there.

We meet at the one to the east that says "Grounds and Resource", and has several Forest Preserve maintenance buildings; also you can see the entrance to the native nursery directly across the east parking lot. There is also a little (9 acres) oak/hickory woodland right next to the Resource and Grounds parking lot, we may first spend some time exploring there, so if you are a few minutes late, look for us in there.

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