Bartel Grasslands

The 585 acres of grassland, marsh, scattered evergreens and deciduous trees that comprise this site draw a good selection of species throughout the year.

Besides a mix of migrants during spring and fall, other highlights include hawks and owls in winter and such breeding species as Sedge Wren, Bobolink and Henslow’s Sparrow.

The property is owned by Forest Preserve District of Cook County, which has a long-term restoration program underway to improve the grassland bird habitat.