INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — Spring is right here, and which means it’s a good time to get outside.
Cliff Chapman, government director of the Central Indiana Land Trust, suggests visiting certainly one of Indiana’s many nature preserves as an alternative of heading to a state park.
“Indiana is blessed with so many great state parks and they get visited really well, but we have some wonderful nature preserves that aren’t as well known. This time of year, April and May, is really the best time to visit nature preserves,” Chapman stated.
Nature preserves are actually in regards to the vegetation and animals, in accordance with Chapman, and individuals who benefit from the outside will love the biodiversity that may be present in locations like The Laura Hare Preserve at Blossom Hollow in Johnson County.
“The property in Johnson County has 500 species of plants. That’s more than a lot of our national parks and it’s only 300 acres versus maybe 30,000 acres,” Chapman stated.
Chapman additionally suggests a visit to Burnett Woods Nature Preserve close to Avon.
“This time of year, mid- to late April, it is just a carpet of wildflowers. Just imagine walking through the woods and, as far as you can see, it’s dotted with blues and whites and pinks, along with green. You can’t see the soil. It’s just covered with flowers.”
Visit the Indiana DNR web site to discover a nature protect close to you.