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Brock Sampson Nature Preserve Guided Hike, Floyd County
Start Date: 5/11/2019Start Time: 10:00 AM
End Date: 5/11/2019End Time: 12:00 PM
Event Description:

Come see a wonderful example of Southern Indiana Knobs and an important block of forested habitat in Indiana's Highland Rim Natural Region.

This Nature Preserve consists of topography that has heavily dissected slopes and ravine forests along with a number of bedrock outcrops which are unusual in this region.  Siltstone glades are found on the south-facing slopes and xeric upland forests dominated by Virginia pine and chestnut oak are found around these glades and on the ridgetops.  Moister ravine forests are also found in the proposed preserve.  These community types along with their expected component flora and fauna contain many species that are area-sensitive forest interior plants and animals dependent upon large, unfragmented forest ecosystems.  

Directions: Hikers will meet at Thornton's Gas Station on the south side of New Albany to meet & carpool: 1401 IN-111, New Albany, IN 47150. Take I-65 South to 265 west , go west to on 265 until it ends at hwy 64. Take 64 east towards New Albany/Louisville. From 64E,Take the first exit (exit 123), go straight at the stop sign, and turn right at the next intersection (light) onto SR 111/River Road.  Continue south on 111, Thornton’s will be on the left, just before Corydon Pike Rd.

Wear appropriate clothing and footwear, bring water, sunscreen, and bug spray.

Bring binoculars and a hand lens, if you have them.

No restroom facilities.

Register with the red icon at top right.

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Contact Information:
Name: Jason Larson
Phone: 812-525-1870
Email: jlarson@dnr.IN.gov
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