By Rona Schwarz

Orange Blaze

Equipment Info
State/Province/Region
IN
Country
US
Nearest Area
Lafayette/West Lafayette
Town
Battle Ground
Brief Directions

Take Exit 178 off I-65 on to St Rd. 43. Entrance is from Swisher Road.

Description

This was taken at Prophetstown State Park which sits at the edge of a tallgrass prairie that greeted Native Americans and European settlers who first lived in what is now northwestern Indiana. Over time, the land has been shaped by ice, water, fire and humans. A unique glacial feature of the park (pictured above) is the presence of fens, created when groundwater rich in calcium seeps from a slope and runs downhill. Fens are characterized by the growth of grasses, sedges and wildflowers, some of them rare.Restoring the prairie is a vital part of the mission at Prophetstown. The park also includes Historic Prophetstown, a Native American village and a 1920s-era living history farm on 247 acres.

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Date Taken
07/12/2011

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