Access status: limited
Acquisition: Donated by Ilse Gebhard and Russell Schipper, 2003
Acres: 115.8
County: Kalamazoo
Township: Alamo

Natural Features
The preserve is divided fairly evenly between forested and grassland habitats. Much of the forest is a ‘damp-deciduous’ forest that is part of an extensive woodland that stretches northeast of the preserve. Eastern box turtles are found in the forest. The grassland portion, former soybean fields, was planted in prairie species in Spring of 2004 to provide grassland bird habitat. State Special Concern grasshopper sparrows have been found during breeding season. Sand Creek borders the preserve and is stocked with brown trout by the DNR. Seasonal streams and a man-made pond offer other wetland habitats as well.


      


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Land Conservancy
8395 East Main St.
Galesburg, MI 49053


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