Under the Resource tab of limberlost.weebly.com is a map of the Limberlost Territories.
The Loblolly Marsh is Indiana's 250th state dedicated preserve. It is part wetlands, uplands, and woods. There are trails to hike in all seasons. This is one of the natural gems of Indiana. The Friends of the Limberlost own a pavilion and small woods there.
The Limberlost Swamp Wetland Preserve is the largest of the preserves. It is most noted for some of the rare birds that have been seen from along County Line Road. It is partly in Adams County and partly in Jay County. The Friends of the Limberlost own a small parking lot, where visitors can walk the Deacon's Trail. It is the area where Gene Stratton-Porter set her second book "Freckles" and her vulture study.
The Music of the Wild is a preserve that has the Limberlost Creek flowing through it. Trails were created there in 2015. Some of the trails are impassable in the spring with the rains. Gene Stratton-Porter wrote about this area in her book "Music of the Wild" part II The Fields.
The Bird Sanctuary was the first preserve created by the Limberlost Conservation in 1947. It is wooded and is now attached to the Music of the Wild.
Rainbow Bottom is on the north side of Geneva and is next to the Ceylon Bridge, the last covered bridge on the Wabash River. This 231 acre preserve is along river. Gene Stratton-Porter set her books "Song of the Cardinal" and "At the Foot of the Rainbow" at this location.
The Friends of the Limberlost work with the DNR Nature Preserves and East Central Regional Ecologist Ben Hess to manage these properties. In the future, it is hoped that the Limberlost Territories will increase in size and create a better habitat for birds, insects, mammals.
Thank you to Nicky Ball for the photos taken at the Loblolly Marsh. The first is a hike on 9/9/2017 and others are from photos of this week.