Black Rock is a 45 acre state dedicated nature preserve, protecting a portion of the very rare sandstone/ siltstone barrens. The southern exposure combined with the thin acid soils slows the growth of trees on the site.


Activites
  • Bird Watching
  • Fishing
  • Trails
  • Wildflowers

County: Warren





Crow’s Grove features a rare and striking grove of old growth pine. In addition to the pine, the mature trees include:  white, black and shingle oaks, eastern red cedar, and bitternut hickory. The southern flat-top upland comprises a woodland of younger trees: black and shingle oak, black cherry, eastern red cedar, white oak sassafras and ironwood.


Activites
  • Bird Watching
  • Mushroom Harvesting Allowed
  • Trails
  • Wildflowers

County: Warren





80-acres situated a mile southeast of West Lebanon in Warren County.  Rock Creek bisects the mostly wooded acreage. The creek runs over bedrock and forms tiny waterfalls in some places; while in others it has cut through sandstone leaving small sculpted cliffs. Eventually, the creek makes its way into the Wabash River.


Activites
  • Bird Watching
  • Mushroom Harvesting Allowed
  • Trails
  • Wildflowers

County: Warren





The Hewitt Estate includes 1.7 miles of frontage on both sides of Mud Pine Creek, the largest tributary of Big Pine and a healthy smallmouth bass stream. Along the clear rocky creek, high in the canopy is an active bald eagle nest. A small great blue heron rookery lingers above colorful spring blooms of phlox, columbine and saxifrage that grace the banks.


Activites
  • Bird Watching
  • Fishing
  • Mushroom Harvesting Allowed
  • No Trails
  • Paddling
  • Wildflowers

County: Warren





Honey Branch Bluff includes a 35 foot sandstone bluff crowned with native white pine and ornamented with red cedar jutting over Big Pine Creek.


Activites
  • Bird Watching
  • Fishing
  • Mushroom Harvesting Allowed
  • No Trails
  • Wildflowers

County: Warren





A beautiful 33 forested acres in Little Pine Creek valley, Kohnkes’ Little Pine valley sits just a short distance west of NICHES’ Weiler-Leopold Nature Reserve.


Activites
  • Bird Watching
  • Mushroom Harvesting Allowed
  • No Trails
  • Wildflowers

County: Warren





Potawatomi Trail sits between Ross Hills and Black Rock in Tippecanoe and Warren Counties. The tract of 59 acres brings NICHES closer to our goal of connecting Black Rock and Ross Hills into a permanently secured corridor for wildlife, plants and people to roam unhindered by development.


Activites
  • Bird Watching
  • Fishing
  • Wildflowers

County: Warren





A 20 acre tract of land along Big Pine. The property features a small mature oak/ hickory woodland on the bluff south of the creek, mature floodplain trees in the riparian corridor, and mature trees along the east and west property lines. A graminoid and forb ground layer is well developed throughout the property.


Activites
  • Bird Watching
  • Fishing
  • Mushroom Harvesting Allowed
  • No Trails
  • Wildflowers

County: Warren





Swanson’s Bluff is prime example of Big Pine Creek habitat, with examples of oak/ pine woodlands, sandstone bluffs and calcareous seeps.


Activites
  • Bird Watching
  • Fishing
  • Mushroom Harvesting Allowed
  • Trails
  • Wildflowers

County: Warren





Situated along the Wabash River in eastern Warren County features open oak savannas, wooded slopes, old fields dotted with boulders deposited by glaciers and a wonderful space to connect with nature. Among the natural area are 100+ acres of bottom-lands planted with trees in May of 2000 returns to native forest habitat, and a 12-acre grassland area restored to native tall grass prairie.


Activites
  • Bird Watching
  • Fishing
  • Trails
  • Wildflowers

County: Warren





Williams Woods protects forested lands along Possum Run in western Warren County, near the historic interface of the grand prairie and oak woodlands. The land had been cared for by the Williams family for over century, with no tree harvesting or livestock running in the woods.


Activites
  • Bird Watching
  • Mushroom Harvesting Allowed
  • Trails
  • Wildflowers

County: Warren