The mature oak hickory woodlands feature grey squirrels, turkey, and deer. Spring wildflowers dappling the forest floor include crimson fire pinks, wake robin trilliums, and spring beauties. The prairie bursts with little bluestem, purple and yellow coneflowers; a habitat that invites diverse insect and birdlife.
- Bird Watching
- Mushroom Harvesting Allowed
History of Acquisition and Property
In May of 2012, Margaret Marchand donated the 37 acres edging the Tippecanoe River in Carroll County to NICHES Land Trust for conservation and the quiet enjoyment by the public of the natural world. At Margaret’s request, the preserve is named after the one-room schoolhouse her uncle's attended in Tippecanoe County. Frogs’ Glory is being restored to oak hickory woodland.
In 2017, NICHES added 71 acres as part of a mitigation for wooded lands that were lost as part of a power line expansion work completed by NIPSCO near to the site.
NICHES planted the 71 acres to a mix of hardwood trees, grasses and forbs in the spring of 2018.
How to Get There
From the intersection of US 421 and state road 18, travel west before turning north on 1150 W. Stay left at "Y" intersection before turning west on 425 N to Tippecanoe Ranch Estates. Stay right and follow the bends in the road and park in the grassy lot on south side of the road.
Tippecanoe River view point