2014 Mulvey Pond by Bob Easter, Stewardship Manager, NICHES

2014 update of Mulvey Pond by Bob Easter, Stewardship Manager, NICHES

Mulvey Pond

Mulvey Pond located a half mile north of US 52 on US 231 has long been known by the local birding community as a hot spot to see waterfowl in summer, snow geese in winter and shorebirds coming through in migration.  In fact, Mulvey Pond was the wetland that a pair of sandhill cranes first started nesting again in Tippecanoe County after being gone for many years as a summer resident. The purchase agreement that NICHES holds is for the eastern 2/3 of the open water and the surrounding uplands.

Acquired in 2011, we have started the process to diversify the upland pasture, planting grasses and forbs to enhance the prairie/oak woodlands existing on site. In the works are a viewing blind and to establish a hiking trail on the property as well.


Thank you to the following Organizations that have become significant donors to this property:


From the North: take I-65 South into White County. At exit #193 exit south onto US 231. Continue south on US 231 into Tippecanoe County. Mulvey Pond is located on the west side of the road at the intersection of US 231 and 500 N. There is a small parking area in the NW corner of the property that can be reached by turning right onto 500 N and following it for 0.3 miles, the parking area will be on your left.

From the South: take US 231 north through West Lafayette. Continue west on US 231 / US 52 to the town of Montmorenci. At Montmorenci, follow US 231 to the right as it branches north from US 52. Mulvey Pond is approximately a mile north on US 231 at its intersection with CR 500 N. It will be on the west (left) side of the road. Because of the slope of the land, it’s easy to drive past the site without noticing it when approaching from the south. The pond is more obvious when approaching from the north.