2021 Roadtrip to Beanblossom Bottoms Nature Preserve in Ellettsville Indiana on October 26th

My visit

Sadie and I visited Beanblossom Bottoms during the beginning of the Covid Pandemic in April of 2020. This preserve was a happening place back then! This visit, however, there was not a soul in sight (aka perfect hike)! Tracy joined me for this hike. I must say, this preserve is definitely beautiful in the fall. The colors were so vivid! I was having doubts about fall this year, but this trip changed my mind! If you enjoy the outdoors, but you don't really like hiking, this preserve is perfect for you. It is a super easy walk along boardwalks made of plastic and wood. A word of caution though, the wood boardwalks can get a little sketchy in places, so watch your step! We also got our feet wet along the gravel path leading to the boardwalk and also on the wood boardwalk, so bring extra shoes and socks if it has rained recently!

General Info

(from https://sycamorelandtrust.org/preserves/beanblossom-bottoms-nature-preserve/)

The exceptional habitat at this wetland preserve provides a home for the endangered Indiana bat, Kirtland’s snake, and other threatened species. The majority of the property has been dedicated as an Indiana State Nature Preserve by the Indiana Department of Natural Resources, and it has also been designated a state Important Bird Area by the National Audubon Society and a Wetland of Distinction by the Society of Wetland Scientists.

A raised boardwalk trail and four observation decks enhance exploration of this diverse environment. Thanks to support from the Nina Mason Pulliam Charitable Trust and the Duke Energy Foundation, the new portion of the boardwalk trail is more accessible to those with limited mobility.

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My 2021 Roadtrip Slideshow


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