The Interior Low Plateau Ecoregion

Map of Indiana's Interior Low Plateau Ecoregion.

Satellite image of Brown County Hills. Note the large, solid green spot (left of center) which is the Brown County Hills. It is one of the largest blocks of hardwood forest in the ecoregion.

Hitz-Rhodehamel Woods (in the Brown County Hills) with inset photos of Wood Thrush and Cerulean Warbler, interior nesting birds that require large forest blocks to successfully raise their young.

Chad Bladow standing outside of an oak-regeneration project exclosure. The purpose of the exclosure is to compare regeneration of oak inside the fence to areas outside the fence. Deer overbrowse is a threat to hardwood regeneration, particularly oak.

Tree of Heaven, Japanese Stiltgrass and trees ravaged by emerald ash borers. Invasive species are threatening our southern forests.

Muscatatuck Bottoms contains the largest least-fragmented complex of bottomland forest remaining in Indiana. Several species of oak, as well as hickory and sweetgum, dominate the forest.

Known for its beauty, the Blue River is one of three Indiana Outstanding State Resource Waters. The area is home to important bat hibernacula and the Eastern Hellbender salamander.

Southern Indiana cave with Blind Cave Crayfish and Cave Salamander.

Teeple Glade in Harrison County with Bobcat and Tiger Swallowtail on Coneflower.

Twin Swamps is state dedicated nature preserve and a cypress swamp. Inset pictures of two species found at the preserve: Spider Lily and Yellow-Crowned Night Heron.

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