Natural Areas of Corron Farm
One of the most significant features of Corron Farm is the abundance of native plants and natural communities from wetland to savanna to woodland to prairie. Many of these plants were able to survive because Corron Farm was a dairy farm; much of the land was used for pasture rather than being plowed in order to grow crops such as corn, hay, and soybeans. After the farm became part of the Campton Township Open Space Program the cropland was planted to prairie. The township manages the land to encourage the growth of native trees, shrubs, grasses, and wildflowers by burning, invasive species control, and planting native species. These native plants provide the necessary conditions for birds, butterflies, and other wildlife native to northern Illinois.