Guided hike at Hoosier Prairie Nature Preserve

There is a guided hike at Hoosier Prairie Nature Preserve. It is jointly sponsored by Indiana Department of Natural Resources and INPAWS North Chapter.

It is set for 1-3 p.m. CST on Saturday Sept. 28, 2013 at Hoosier Prairie Nature Preserve, a large complex mosaic of prairie, wetlands and oak savanna. Hikers will be observing fall blooming grasses and wildflowers associated with these plant communities. Hikers will traverse a 0.75 mile loop trail over flat ground.

Hoosier Prairie can be reached from I-80/94 by exiting south at the Kennedy Avenue exit. Proceed about 3.5 miles south on Kennedy Avenue to the intersection with Main Street. Turn east on Main Street and proceed about 0.25 miles to the parking lot on the south side of the road. The preserve can also be reached by proceeding north about 3 miles on US 41 from its intersection with US 30. At the intersection of US 41 and Main Street turn east and go about 0.75 miles to the parking lot on the south side of the road. The GPS Coordinates are N 41◦ 31.365’ W 087◦ 27.451

For those needing an address to put into their GPS system—The Mobil On the Run Gas Station is located at 2735 Main St. Highland IN. 46322. If upon arriving the parking lot is already full, you will need to park at or near this gas station and walk to the Hoosier Prairie parking lot which will take 5-10 minutes. This is a popular place for locals to walk their dogs so others may not know of the organized walk here. The organizers suggest you arrive early, and carpool if possible. They have a cut-off number of participants, and will try to stick to that. RSVP too late and they won’t be able to accommodate your wish to attend.

The hike leaders are Tom Post (Regional Ecologist and Preserve Manager) and Scott Namestnik (INPAWS North Chapter and Cardno JFNew).

RSVPs are requested to tacyflet@iun.edu

 



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