Trails at the Merry Lea Environmental Learning Center, Fall 2015

Merry Lea Environmental Learning Center is just a few miles from where I live, and has become my favorite place to walk, explore trails, and take photographs. Here is a description of Merry Lea from their web site:

Merry Lea is a nature sanctuary located near Wolf Lake, Indiana.  Most of the habitats found in northeastern Indiana are present in the 1,189 acres of Merry Lea. Unique geological features such as peat bogs, a marl pit, and glacial gravel formations are present. Observable management practices include wetland, prairie, and savanna restorations, as well as sustainable agriculture. A vigorous educational program interprets the significant biological and geological features. Management of the center is guided by a Christian theology of earthkeeping.

Merry Lea Environmental Center

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