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Trails

Trails Roughly five miles of trails wind through 210 acres of wetlands, riparian forests, maple sugarbush, tallgrass prairies and oak savannas at Indian Creek Nature Center. Nearby Vecny Woods has an additional 28 acres of…

Woodlands

Woodlands This is a habitat where the edge of the prairie blends into the deciduous forest. In a savanna, several huge spreading trees grow on an acre, with a riot of flowers and grasses thriving…

Prairie

Prairie The French word “prairie” means “meadow.” Prairie plants created the rich soil agriculture depends on. Native grasses, including Indian grass and big bluestem, dominate this habitat and are adapted to thrive in wind, heat,…

Wildlife

Wildlife Most wild animals tend to avoid one of their largest predators—humans. If you are quiet and patient, some animals may let you see them. Signs of wildlife are abundant on the property.

Wetlands

Wetlands Like riparian forests, wetlands are critical for containing flood waters and they support a diverse array of wildlife year round. A wetland is an area of land whose soil is saturated with moisture either…
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