Mengerson Nature Preserve


Mengerson Nature Preserve features trails through a partially-wooded parcel set in a densely populated area. The parking area is just a little grassy strip between two houses on Stellhorn; at first glance, it looks like an overgrown vacant lot.


Mengerson Preserve


Trails

Pick up a trail map from the registry box and head north, crossing a small stream. The northern end of the preserve is wooded. Despite a fair amount of free-form trailblazing, there is a respectable display of spring wildflowers here.

Species include May apple, green dragon, bloodroot, jack-in-the-pulpit, prairie trillium, and Solomon's seal, though few ferns are in evidence. Mud can be a problem, as can mosquitoes.


Directions

Allen County. From I-469 Exit 24, go west 3.2 miles on IN 37/Stellhorn Rd to a small grassy parking area on the right (north) side of the road.

North 41 07.213 West 85 04.139
DeLorme 29:C9


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Facilities

None.


Nearby Natural Areas

Bicentennial Woods Nature Preserve
Fogwell Forest
Fox Island County Park
Vandolah Nature Preserve


References

ACRES Land Trust
Habeck: Wild Indiana; Page 57
Indiana Department of Natural Resources