The Ouabache Land Conservancy (a 501(c)3 non-profit land trust) invites everyone to a tallgrass prairie hike of the Jackson-Schnyder Nature Preserve, west of St. Mary-of-the-Woods College, on July 20 from 9 to 10:30 a.m.

Phil Cox, Purdue University Extension Educator, will lead hikers through the 4-acre tallgrass prairie. Ten species of grasses and sedges, including Big and Little Bluestem, Indian Grass and Prairie Dropseed; and 38 species of native forbs including Wild Quinine, Dense Blazing Star, Mountain Mint, Wild Senna, Compass Plant, and Rattlesnake Master were drilled into this former soybean field in June 2009.

Cox will discuss recommended Indiana-native plants for attracting pollinators. The preserve is located at 1100 W. Concannon Ave., West Terre Haute, IN 47885.

To get to the Jackson-Schnyder Nature Preserve, take Hwy 150 to St. Mary’s Ave and turn west, drive past the St. Mary-of-the-Woods College main entrance, continue west and turn left on Bloomtown Road, go under the railroad and turn right on Concannon Ave. and just past the bridge is the roadside entrance (on the right) to the Preserve.

No reservations are required for this free kid friendly hike. For more information, to donate and/or join visit: www.ouabachelandconservancy.org or follow OLC on Facebook.