Black oak savanna dune ridges interspersed with pin oak flatwoods comprise the natural core of the 220 acre Fisher Oak Savanna Preserve. In addition to the savanna dune ridges and pin oak flatwoods, another ecosystem is featured at Fisher Oak Savanna Nature Preserve: a high quality prairie highlights the property.

Pin oak flatwoods, rare in the modern landscape, result in portions of Fisher Oak Savanna being dedicated as an Indiana State Nature Preserve.  Pin oak flatwoods hold water in the spring then dry later in the season or in summer. Because of the unique features of the…


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Low black oak savanna dune ridges interspersed with pin oak flatwoods comprise the natural core of the 36 acre Gish Wildlife Area.



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Shepherd Swamp is 10 acres of restored wetland habitat to abundant wildlife.  Calling Leopard frogs, chorus frogs welcome spring at the Swamp in March/ April, when they can be heard after dusk as they attempt to attract a mate. Emerging garter snakes evidence reptile habitation at the Swamp.  Bird life is abundant too. 


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A diverse 10 acre savanna comprises NICHES Land Trust Ranch property in Jasper County.



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