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Guided Hike at Eby Prairie and Elkhart Bog, Elkhart County
The registration deadline for this event is 7/29/2017 11:59 PM
The cancellation deadline for this event is 7/29/2017 11:59:59 PM
Start Date: 7/29/2017Start Time: 10:00 AM
End Date: 7/29/2017End Time: 11:00 AM
Event Description:
Eby Prairie and Elkhart Bog, "Sand Prairies and Restored Oak Woodland"

A special hike celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Division of Nature Preserves!

This will be an special opportunity to visit two exiting places. Eby Prairie is one of the eastern most prairie remnants in Indiana. Over the years extensive restoration has been performed to strengthen the remnant core, and to expand the prairie into previously disturbed land. The prairie at Elkhart Bog buffers the bog and provides habitat for animals, such as turtles, that need both wetland and upland habitat. It is a very successful prairie restoration. You will be surprised by the beautiful prairie where crops once grew. We will not be able to visit the bog itself.

Neither prairie has mowed trails, so plan on long pants, sturdy shoes or boots, and socks.

  • Wear appropriate clothing and footwear, bring water, sunscreen, and bug spray.
  • Bring binoculars and a hand lens, if you have them.
  • No restroom facilities.

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Contact Information:
Name: Rich Dunbar
Phone: (260) 691-3401
Email: rdunbar@dnr.in.gov
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