Mengerson Nature Reserve

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Address 5895 Stellhorn Road, Fort Wayne, IN 46815
County http://Allen
Acreage 47.1 acres
Trail length 1.2 miles
Trail difficulty
Year Acquired 1989
Preserve Guide Download
State Dedicated Preserve

At this reserve, you will see three stages of forest succession. First, there is an open meadow with stands of hawthorn and gray dogwood. Then, there are early-stage woods of elm, shagbark hickory and maple, plus a mature forest of sugar maple, beech, oak and shagbark and shellbark hickory. Finally, there is a beech/maple forest. The three habitats and their variety of trees also mean a variety of birds and wildflowers.

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years protecting forests, wetlands, native grasslands, prairie & working land