Hike Prairie Creek Barrens Restoration July 27

Fruits of our Labor: Restoration of Prairie Creek Barrens   View full hike report

When: Saturday, July 27, 2013, 10:00 am-12:00 noon EDT

Where: Prairie Creek Barrens Nature Preserve, Daviess County, Indiana.

Leaders: Harold Allison, naturalist and columnist; and Michael Homoya, botanist/plant ecologist, Indiana DNR Division of Nature Preserves.

Trail Conditions: Terrain is hilly and no trails present. Briers and brush in places, and ticks and chiggers likely. There will be no shade for most of the hike. No restroom facilities available.   

What to See:  The preserve hosts one of the last remnants of sand barrens in southwest Indiana. Many uncommon and rare species are present, including sand hickory, Maryland meadow beauty, and tube beard tongue. Ten years ago restoration efforts were undertaken and thousands of plugs were planted by volunteers, including many INPAWS members. Although recovery has been slow, many of the plants are now established and reproducing. Here’s an opportunity to see and appreciate restoration in progress.

Directions:  Located in Daviess County, the preserve is approximately 5 miles north of Washington, Indiana. Specific directions provided upon registration (see below).

Questions:  Contact Mike Homoya at mhomoya@dnr.in.gov or 317-232-0208 to register. Except for thunder and lightning storms, we will hike rain or shine. 


    INPAWS : Hike Report: Prairie Creek Barrens wrote on October 07, 2013

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    Kit Newkirk wrote on July 27, 2013

    I'm coming.

    nathan pate wrote on June 29, 2013

    pls register me for this hike. thanks

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