Hoffman Prairie is dotted with wildflowers in the spring and is a great example of a wet, tallgrass prairie.
Why You Should Visit
Hoffman Prairie features an outstanding complex of morainal knob and basin prairie and cattail marsh.
Cerro Gordo County, two miles west of the city of Clear Lake
This preserve is a wet-mesic prairie with shallow marshes. It is characterized by tallgrass and sedge species, with cattails and rushes in marsh areas.
Why the Conservancy Selected This Site
Hoffman Prairie was purchased by the Conservancy from Larry Hoffman in 1985, and was dedicated as a biological and geological State Preserve in 1986.
What the Conservancy Has Done/Is Doing
The northern portion of this site had been plowed and is being replanted to prairie using seed harvested from this and other prairies in the area.