Why You Should Visit
Dedicated as a State Nature Preserve in 1988, Spinn Prairie in White County is a reminder of Indiana's endangered prairie communities. This small prairie exemplifies how resilient nature can be by adapting back to its natural landscape after being used for agriculture. The natural communities found here include oak savanna, open mesic and wet prairie, willow shrub thickets and pin oak flatwoods, featuring species such as blazing star wildflowers and the wild white indigo.
What The Nature Conservancy is Doing/has Done
Stewardship workdays are frequent and focus on seed collecting and invasive species removal. The Conservancy is also actively working on reversing the impacts made by man and prescribing burns to facilitate the natural disturbance the prairie depends on.
This work is done in partnership with Indianapolis Power & Light Company.