Why You Should Visit
A reminder of Indiana's endangered prairie communities, the small Spinn 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.
Central Tallgrass Prairie
State Nature Preserve, 1988
Owned & Managed By
The Nature Conservancy
Indianapolis Power & Light Company
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.