Lincoln Prairie Grass Trail Hotspot

The Lincoln Prairie Grass Trail is a converted railroad bed linking Charleston and Mattoon, IL that now provides a beautiful hiking and biking path. Butterfly habitat is being established along the sides of this trail as well as at particular parking trailheads. Trailhead hotspots are listed separately. Planting for the Lincoln Prairie Grass Trail started Fall 2019.

Partners

Eastern Illinois University

City of Charleston

Ameren, Inc.

Pheasants Forever

Red milkweed beetle at Lincoln Prairie Grass Trail
Red milkweed beetle at Lincoln Prairie Grass Trail

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Lincoln Prairie Grass Trail - before
Lincoln Prairie Grass Trail - before

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Banded hairstreak at Lincoln Prairie Grass Trail
Banded hairstreak at Lincoln Prairie Grass Trail

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Red milkweed beetle at Lincoln Prairie Grass Trail
Red milkweed beetle at Lincoln Prairie Grass Trail

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