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Guided Hikes in Indiana: April 20, 2013 Nature Preserves Field Day

Division of Nature Preserves, Indiana Department of Natural Resources

Saturday, April 20, 2013 at 10:00 AM (EDT)

Guided Hikes in Indiana: April 20, 2013 Nature...

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Calli: Jason Larson
Located in Jennings County. Owned by the Jennings County Community Foundation. This tract contains high-quality limestone cliffs, waterfalls, mesic and dry-mesic upland forests, the latter containing a large eastern hemlock stand. The site also contains impressive wildflower displays on rich, mesic slopes. Led by DNP Southeast Regional Ecologist, Jason Larson. REGISTRATION CAPACITY: 10 attendees. NOTE: Parking spaces are limited at this site and carpooling is recommended if possible. Calli does not have restrooms or other facilities besides a parking lot.
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Calli: Roger Hedge
Located in Jennings County. Owned by the Jennings County Community Foundation. This tract contains high-quality limestone cliffs, waterfalls, mesic and dry-mesic upland forests, the latter containing a large eastern hemlock stand. The site also contains impressive wildflower displays on rich, mesic slopes. Led by DNP Ecologist, Roger Hedge. REGISTRATION CAPACITY: 10 attendees. NOTE: Parking spaces are limited at this site and carpooling is recommended if possible. Calli does not have restrooms or other facilities besides a parking lot.
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Donaldson's Woods: Brian Abrell
Lawrence County. In Spring Mill State Park. This undisturbed old-growth woods, a National Natural Landmark, is recognized by botanists and ecologists as one of the most impressive stands of the original forest remaining in Indiana. And for good reason: massive specimens of tulip tree and white oak can be found throughout the preserve and easily seen from the trail. Spring wildflowers including wild geranium, waterleaf, wild blue phlox, Mayapple, trilliums, and dwarf larkspur are among the many species that dot this land of sinkholes and caves. Led by DNP Southwest Regional Ecologist, Brian Abrell. REGISTRATION CAPACITY: 15 attendees.
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Donaldson's Woods: John Bacone
Lawrence County. In Spring Mill State Park. This undisturbed old-growth woods, a National Natural Landmark, is recognized by botanists and ecologists as one of the most impressive stands of the original forest remaining in Indiana. And for good reason: massive specimens of tulip tree and white oak can be found throughout the preserve and easily seen from the trail. Spring wildflowers including wild geranium, waterleaf, wild blue phlox, Mayapple, trilliums, and dwarf larkspur are among the many species that dot this land of sinkholes and caves. Led by DNP Director, John Bacone. REGISTRATION CAPACITY: 15 attendees.
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Eagle's Crest: Mike Homoya
Marion County. In Eagle Creek Park. This preserve contains excellent examples of old second-growth mesic upland forest dominated by red oak, sugar maple, beech, white oak, shagbark hickory, and ash. The rich, mesic forests here have a wide diversity of ferns and spring wildflowers. In addition to impressive stands of timber, some of the showy species that we hope to see are Jack-in-the-pulpit, yellow trout-lily, wild geranium, waterleaf, Solomon’s-seal, and wood poppy. Led by DNP Biologist and Author, Mike Homoya. REGISTRATION CAPACITY: 15 attendees. NOTE: Parking spaces are limited at this site and carpooling is recommended if possible. There are no nearby restrooms or other public facilities besides a parking lot.
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Eagle's Crest: Tom Swinford
Marion County. In Eagle Creek Park. This preserve contains excellent examples of old second-growth mesic upland forest dominated by red oak, sugar maple, beech, white oak, shagbark hickory, and ash. The rich, mesic forests here have a wide diversity of ferns and spring wildflowers. In addition to impressive stands of timber, some of the showy species that we hope to see are Jack-in-the-pulpit, yellow trout-lily, wild geranium, waterleaf, Solomon’s-seal, and wood poppy. Led by DNP Central Regional Ecologist, Tom Swinford. REGISTRATION CAPACITY: 15 attendees. NOTE: Parking spaces are limited at this site and carpooling is recommended if possible. There are no nearby restrooms or other public facilities besides a parking lot.
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Rocky Hollow-Falls Canyon: Cloyce Hedge
Parke County. In Turkey Run State Park. Contains narrow canyons flanked by high walls of Mansfield sandstone to which ferns, hydrangeas, and native hemlock trees cling. Forested upland is covered by old-growth mesophytic forest. The terraces along Sugar Creek are covered with old-growth floodplain forest. The diverse mesic upland forest communities at this preserve support some of the most colorful displays and richest variety of spring wildflowers anywhere in the state. A portion of this preserve has been designated as a National Natural Landmark. Led by DNP Natural Heritage Program Coordinator, Cloyce Hedge. REGISTRATION CAPACITY: 12 attendees.
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Rocky Hollow-Falls Canyon: Lee Casebere
Parke County. In Turkey Run State Park. Contains narrow canyons flanked by high walls of Mansfield sandstone to which ferns, hydrangeas, and native hemlock trees cling. Forested upland is covered by old-growth mesophytic forest. The terraces along Sugar Creek are covered with old-growth floodplain forest. The diverse mesic upland forest communities at this preserve support some of the most colorful displays and richest variety of spring wildflowers anywhere in the state. A portion of this preserve has been designated as a National Natural Landmark. Led by DNP Assistant Director, Lee Casebere. REGISTRATION CAPACITY: 12 attendees.
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Event Details

Spring Wildflowers & Old Growth Forest Field Days: April 20, and May 11, 2013.
All hikes will start at 10 am local time, and space is limited.  These events are free; those registered for a Nature Preserve hike within a State Park will not have to pay that State Park's gate fee to attend the event.

Event will occur rain or shine. At some nature preserves the parking is limited, so please plan to carpool if possible.

To bring: water; snacks, if you need them; rain poncho/jacket in case of rain. To wear: bug spray and sunscreen.  Wearing a hat, light colored-clothing, long pants and hiking boots/closed-toed shoes is also recommended.

Registration ends Saturday, April 6, 2013.  After you register, the hike leader will email you with information about the nature preserve you will be visiting.

Thanks for your interest in Indiana's nature preserves!

For more information about the Division of Nature Preserves, check out www.naturepreserves.dnr.IN.gov

  

 Calli Nature Preserve Trillium at Calli

Calli Nature Preserve Donaldson's Woods Nature Preserve

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2012-12-07 14:10:14

 

Registration ends Saturday, April 6, 2013.  After you register, the hike leader will email you with information about the nature preserve you will be visiting.

Thanks for your interest in Indiana's nature preserves!

2013-04-08 08:23:39

Thanks to all who registered!  We will be in touch soon with more details about the hikes.

Have a great week!

Division of Nature Preserves-IDNR

www.naturepreserves.dnr.IN.gov

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