Tallgrass Prairie Center


Prairie Walk at Bennington Township Cemetery (Black Hawk Co., IA)

Saturday, June 22, 2019 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
Black Hawk County, IA

A Prairie Walk on June 22nd at Bennington Township Cemetery is being hosted by the Cedar Prairie Group of the Sierra Club, Iowa Prairie Network Region 3, and Friends of the Tallgrass Prairie Center at UNI.
The "old settler" cemetery is a mesic prairie remnant with a wide variety of native plants.  There have been no burials in the cemetery for more than 100 years.  The walk will be led by Bruce Stiles and Daryl Smith.  

Please join us for this outing to enjoy the mid-June wild flowers such as creamy indigo, hoary puccoon,  and prairie phlox, discuss their early uses, and learn about the pioneers of Bennington Township who are buried there.  

We will meet at 9:30 a.m. at the Thunder Ridge Mall parking lot in Cedar Falls and car pool/caravan to the cemetery. For those who wish to join the group at the site at 10 a.m., the cemetery is located at the corner of N. Elk Run Road and E. Mt. Vernon Road next to St. Johns Evangelical Lutheran Church (4110 E. Mt. Vernon Road, Waterloo, Iowa).