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Trip Report    

Stewardship - Glacial Heritage Preserve

Awesome day caring for and exploring this beautiful prairie!

  • Road suitable for all vehicles

Mostly sun and cool temps made perfect spring weather for this stewardship outing. We spent most of the morning pulling invasive Scotch Broom. Then after a leisurely lunch, representatives of the Center for Natural Land Management (CNLM) treated us to a private tour of this fragile preserve. We were introduced to many wildflower species currently in bloom, and also learned a lot about various birds as well as the many "Mima Mounds."

The Glacial Heritage Preserve is open to the public 1 day a year, so May 14th is your next opportunity to visit. Here's a link to more information:

Oak Tree grove:


Many Chocolate Lilies thrive amongst the Oak trees:


Tip-toeing through the wildflowers:


Rare White Camas (not the poisonous kind):


A really special treat was finding many Golden Paintbrush. This species has been federally listed as threatened, but is making a comeback and might be delisted thanks to prairie restoration efforts in Washington. I didn't get any photos of it yesterday, but here's a link to information: