Black oak savanna dune ridges interspersed with pin oak flatwoods comprise the natural core of Fisher Oak Savanna. In addition to the savanna dune ridges and pin oak flatwoods, NICHES has restored a high quality prairie on the south end of hte property.


Activites
  • Bird Watching
  • Fishing
  • Trails
  • Wildflowers

County: Jasper





Low black oak savanna dune ridges interspersed with pin oak flatwoods comprise the natural core of the 36 acre Gish Wildlife Area. In addition to the savanna dune ridges and pin oak flatwoods, NICHES has restored a former hay meadow on the south side of the preserve to a prairie/ wetland mosaic.


Activites
  • Bird Watching
  • Trails
  • Wildflowers

County: Jasper





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. Garter snakes slither through the grass searching for insects to eat, while red winged balckbirds call from above the swamp.


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

County: Jasper





The Ranch is a diverse 10 acre sand savanna with upland ridges, sedge marshlands and emergent buttonbush swamp. The Ranch's mixture of habitats was donated with the intent of land being available to the public for their education and appreciation of the beauty of nature.


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

County: Jasper