Prairie Border

Prairie Border is an oak savanna along the northern edge of Jasper-Pulaski Fish and Wildlife Area. There is a sign at the southwest corner of the preserve (by the parking pull-off), but otherwise markings are very scarce. Though I’ve read accounts of one, on my last visit I saw no sign of a trail. No matter. The understory is relatively open (more-or-less depending on the interval since the last controlled burn) and if you’re willing to interact with new growth and a few briars, cross-country navigation is generally pretty easy. Keep your eyes and ears open for a large colony of flashy and noisy red-headed woodpeckers that have set up shop in several trees in the central part of the preserve.

Directions: Jasper County. From the intersection of US 421 and IN 10, go west 3.0 miles on IN 10 to 500 East, then south 1.0 mile to 1100 North, then west 0.5 miles to a small pull-off on the right.

GPS: N 41 10.348 W 86 57.540  Facilities: None