Why You Should Visit
A complex of uplands, wetlands, fen, bogs, and kettle lakes make up Swamp Angel in Noble County—one of the most outstanding natural areas in Northeast Indiana. No season is better than another with the abundant variety of resident and transitory wildlife and native flora found at the preserve. Swamp Angel was dedicated as a State Nature Preserve in 1989.
What The Nature Conservancy is Doing/has Done
Hoping to protect the entire wetland complex, the Conservancy is working to acquire more land connected to Swamp Angel. Stewardship staff and volunteers work rigorously to control invasive exotic species. Multiflora rose, Queen Anne's lace, sweet clover, reed canary grass, and buckthorn are some of these culprits. Conserving two threatened communities—Acid Bog and the Fen—as well as threatened plant and animal species are also conservation concerns.
Swamp Angel is owned and managed by The Nature Conservancy. Work done at the preserve is in partnership with the Indiana Division of Nature Preserves.