Tallgrass Prairie Center


IPN Reg 6 Prairie Hike - Appanoose Co., IA

Saturday, June 22, 2019 - 10:00am to 1:00pm

IPN Region 6 Hike | June 22, 10:00 - Appanoose County

Meet at the home of Brant & Jessica Schmell to hike thru 12 acres of diverse prairie reconstructions.  The plantings contain more than 100 local native species and are 15-17 years old.  We are hoping to see bunchflower, pale purple coneflower, wild quinine, butterfly milkweed, leadplant, and white indigo in bloom as well many others.  A picnic lunch will be provided and if interested we will continue hiking after lunch. 

The Schmell farm is located at 12220 580th St, southwest of Numa, IA.  Directions from Centerville; From the Hwy 2 & 5 intersection, take Hwy 5 south to the intersection with J46 on the south edge of Centerville.  Go west of J46 9 miles to 135th Ave.  Turn south on 135th (gravel) for three miles to 580th Street.  Turn west on 580th 1.5 miles to 12220.  Further questions?  Call Brant at (641) 895-4846.