Wheeler Grove is Pottawattamie Conservation’s newest large land acquisition and offers a wide variety of ecosystems to explore. It is uncommon to have land within Pottawattamie County with so many natural areas intact and relatively undisturbed by agriculture.
This 247-acre habitat area includes two blocks of dense woodland, an open canopy savanna composed of mixed tree species, highly diverse prairie reconstructions, and a wetland riparian bordering Jordan Creek. The property also has a 2-acre pond tucked deep inside the property for hike-in fishing.
A wide variety of wildlife and plant species call Wheeler Grove their home; deer, turkeys, songbirds, coyotes, small mammals, and waterfowl are all common sights on this property. A family of beavers is currently utilizing the pond as a playground if you desire to see some real engineers at work.
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