Weiler-Leopold Nature Preserve

The next stop on our Wabash River Tour was another NICHES preserve: Weiler-Leopold Nature Preserve. Weiler-Leopold is 180 acres of prairie and black oak savanna. It shares a parking lot with Black Rock Barrens (different from Black Rock) Nature Preserve. Both preserves feature their own loop trails, and each is quite unique.

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The wildflowers are coming, just not quite yet.

The wildflowers I’d encountered in a previous trip here were not at their peak. It appeared that one wave of flowers had just finished and another wave was not quite ready to burst. I imagine they’ll be stunning by the end of July.

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The mowed paths were fun places to run.

Our family didn’t stay at Weiler-Leopold very long; the sun was beginning its evening descent, and the boy was getting very tired. I plan a return trip in a few weeks for the prairie flowers.

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A sample of late July wildflowers. Taken 7/25/13.

 

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