Dune Plants and Animals

Learn more about the diverse life at the dunes.

Some of the plants, both grasses and forbs (non-grasses), as well as animals you may see at the dunes.

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Want more information about the dunes? Here at the dunes we have experts working to head the volunteers who help restore the area. Some call him John Lamping but you can also call him “Dr. Dunes” as a nickname from all higher education received. He has a Ph.D. and has attended University of Chicago, Northwestern University for graduate school, he is an ex-Assistant Professor at DePaul University and former Trustee of the Illinois Nature Conservancy. Feel free to contact “Dr.Dunes” by e-mail, jalamping@hotmail.com.

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