Mulvey Pond

Mulvey Pond  is well known by the local birding community as a hot spot to see waterfowl in spring, snow geese in winter and shorebirds coming through during migration. In fact, Mulvey Pond served was the first place that greater sandhill cranes returned to nest and summer in after being gone from the county for decades as a breeding bird.

 


Activities

  • Bird Watching
  • Mushroom Harvesting Allowed
  • Trails


History of Acquisition and Property

The purchase agreement that NICHES holds is for the eastern 2/3 of the open water and the surrounding uplands.  Since acquiring Mulvey Pond in 2011, NICHES has diversified 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.



How to Get There

Located a half mile north of US 52 on US 231. At the intersection of 231 and 500 N turn left onto 500  the small gravel parking lot is on the left



Seasonal Features

Waterfowl especially during migration


Parking

Gravel lot


Number of Acres

52


Trail Description

Mowed trails through prairie