Baltzell-Lenhart Nature Preserve
Natural Areas: Baltzell-Lenhart Nature Preserve
State Designated Nature Preserve [#133; 1992]
Preserve Interior. Click to enlarge
Baltzell-Lenhart is a 37-acre preserve that contains mature oak-hickory woods, along with wetter areas that host species better adapted to moist conditions. DNR describes it as having an “old growth aspect” due to the comparative lack of recent logging. New since the first edition of this book, a short loop trail now explores part of the property, though I found it hard to follow on my last visit. Poison ivy stands are luxuriant, and mosquitoes potentially overwhelming, doubtless breeding in the wetter areas toward the south end of the property. Spring visitors can expect to see white trout lily, toadshade, and mayapple, grading to wild geranium, phlox, and abundant Solomon’s plume as the year progresses.
Adams County. From the intersection of US 27 and IN 124, north 2.4 miles on US 27 to CR 200N, then east 0.6 miles to a parking area on the right.
GPS: N 40 46.449 W 84 55.546
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