Lloyd W. Bender Memorial Forest

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Address 1891 N. River Road W, Albion, IN 46701
County Noble
Acreage 116.3 acres
Trail length 1.3 miles
Trail difficulty
Year Acquired 1966, 1972, 1975
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State Dedicated Preserve

Enter this preserve on a short boardwalk in a wetland, then go uphill and downhill, traversing a wetland forest, an upland forest, an area of forested floodplain of the Elkhart River called The Spreads and a brushy section of sedge meadow. The variety of habitats is matched by the variety of trees, birds and wildflowers. There are burr oaks, white oaks, hickories, swamp white oaks, red elms, black willows, green and black ash, cottonwoods and red maples. Plants include royal and cinnamon fern.

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