The Nature Conservancy Web page for this location does not suggest where to park. The roads bordering this site are very narrow gravel roads with no shoulders. Meeting a vehicle travelling in the opposite direction would be an adventure.
There is no room anywhere to park on the shoulder. A visitor has three options for parking.
There is a large, brown, The Nature Conservancy (TNC) sign near the road headed north labeled County Highway 15 on the MinnesotaSeasons.com map (above). It is a gravel road with a Dead End sign at the intersection. Next to the TNC sign there is a ditch crossing. Drive across the ditch crossing and park next to the sign (see Parking photo below).
There is a ditch crossing on the south border of the preserve on the east-west road that is also labeled County Highway 15 on the map. Park on or just beyond the ditch crossing.
Pyramid Wildlife Management Area (WMA) borders part of the preserve on the north. Follow the dead end road to where it ends. On the right the road is gated and leads to a private farm. On the left is a small, grassy parking lot for the WMA. Park here and walk south on the road to the ditch crossing mentioned above.
In 2012, The Nature Conservancy purchased a 240-acre parcel that connects the east and west units of the preserve.
View from a Knoll
Mesic Prairie (Southern)
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Other mammals seen on this site, along with those listed below, include northern grasshopper mouse (Onychomys leucogaster), western harvest mouse (Reithrodontomys megalotis), coyote (Canis latrans thamnos), and American badger (Taxidea taxus jacksoni).
Five plant species with protected status in Minnesota are found here:
Special concern – disk water-hyssop (Bacopa rotundifolia), flexile milkvetch (Astragalus flexuosus), small white lady’s slipper (Cypripedium candidum), velvety goldenrod (Solidago mollis), water mudwort (Limosella aquatica)