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Weaver Family Nature Reserve
Weaver Family Nature Reserve consists of two islands; totaling 20 acres on the Wabash River north of Delphi in Carroll County. The smaller island, 5.4 acres, includes a Great Blue Heron rookery. Public access is via the river. Please do not disturb the herons during nesting season – late March through June.
A rich botanic site with skunk cabbage seeps, buttonbush/ blue flag iris openings and rich wet floodplain woods. The nights in the spring offer a cacophony of amphibian calls as the forested wetlands are breeding grounds for spring peepers, chorus frogs, and grey tree frogs.
Mussel shoals is an excellent example of riparian zones – stream edge to woodland. The myriad of wildlife and flora reliant on the stream make it an exciting habitat. The gravel bar fluctuates with water levels, providing evidence of the variable nature of stream ecology.
A wooded spot along Indiana State Scenic Waterway, Wildcat Creek. A ‘Wildcat Creek Reflections’ journaling station is present (thanks to volunteer Tabb Adams for designing, constructing and installing it!) for folks who want to contribute to the 100 year long project and voice a connection, insight, observation or idea about the Wildcat Creek.
Moyer-Gould Woods is predominantly comprised of open oak woodlands on rolling hills bordering the Tippecanoe River. The property features three springs originating on the property; seeps, filled with skunk cabbage; and conglomerate bedrock outcrops with walking ferns and a variety of mosses.