Field Trip to Kokiwanee and Hathaway Preserves in Wabash County

Saturday, May 5, 10:00am

Kokiwanee Nature Preserve

Dave Hicks will be leading a hike for the Indiana Plants and Wildflower Society (INPAWS) at Kokiwanee and Hathaway Preserves in southern Wabash county. These two sites border the Salamonie and Ross Run gorges, which were cut by the drainage of Glacial Lake Maumee. The varied topography is unusual for this part of the state, and plant communities range from second-growth forests to cliff faces to fens. Over 500 plant species occur in these preserves, including several that are state-listed or near their range margins. Kokiwanee has an excellent display of spring wildflowers. For a description of the sites and a species list, click here.

Directions to Kokiwanee: Follow SR 524 south from the town of Lagro. Cross the Wabash River and follow 524 as it bends to the left. When 524 bends right, continue straight on Hanging Rock Road. Follow it past Hanging Rock and around a right-angle bend. Continue straight onto CR 500 E and follow through a left-angle bend (becomes CR 50 S) until it reaches a T intersection with CR 600E. Turn right at the T and take the next right to the Tailwater Fishing area parking lot (do not park at the lot on CR 50S). The Nature Preserves section of the ACRES web site has more instructions and links to maps.

For more information, please contact Dave Hicks at (260) 982-2471 or djhicks@manchester.edu

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