Beanblossom Bottoms
Beanblossom Bottoms Beanblossom Bottoms in Monroe County © Christopher Jordan/TNC

Places We Protect

Beanblossom Bottoms

Indiana

A bottomland hardwood forest filled with unusual species in Southern Indiana.

Why You Should Visit

Beanblossom Bottoms in Monroe County is owned and managed by Sycamore Land Trust and U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service. This unique hardwood wetland is home to at least fifteen different endangered or threatened plant and animal species. Bird watching is also a popular activity at the Bottoms.

Conservation Efforts that have been Done

The Sycamore Land Trust and its volunteers built a two-mile interpretive trail and boardwalk for visitors to explore the wetland more easily, especially when rains can make the preserves inaccessible during wet seasons.

Work done at this preserve is in partnership with the Indiana Heritage Trust.

What to See: Plants and Animals

Keep on eye out for unusual and rare species like the endangered Kirtland's Snake and Northern Crawfish frog.  Numerous bird species such as the Bald Eagle, Great Blue Heron, Barn Owl or Henslow's Sparrow also can be observed at the preserve.

The trail is moderate to rugged with spring rains or wet periods limiting access to the hardwood forest. Floods in the area will make the preserve inaccessible.

For More Information

The Sycamore Land Trust