Swamp White Oak Preserve - SE Iowa

Swamp White Oak Preserve

Swamp White Oak Preserve

Swamp White Oak Preserve Plants and Wildlife

Click on the Plant, Bird, Retile and Amphibian, Insect and Arachnid, and Mammal tabs at the bottom of the table to scroll through the lists. This list is based on species documented during site visits and a Swamp White Oak Preserve species list that is available on the University of Iowa Herbarium website. Bloom periods are based on those provided by the Illinois Plant Information Network website.

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About the Swamp White Oak Preserve

The Swamp White Oak Preserve is owned and managed by the Nature Conservancy near Conesville, Iowa in Muscatine County. Over 288 native species of plants have been documented to occur in the Swamp White Oak Preserve.

 

This preserve is nestled within the Iowa Department of Natural Resources Important Herpetological Conservation Area, the first of its kind in the United States. This area is situated in the Lower Iowa-Cedar River Watershed and portions of the Upper Mississippi River Floodplain where the greatest diversity and abundance of Iowa's most rare reptile and amphibian species occur.
 
Click here for more information about this preserve on the TNC website.
 
Click here for a Soils Map of the Swamp White Oak Preserve.

How to get there

From Highway 61 in Muscatine, Iowa, turn west on 231st Street (Highway G28) and proceed for approximately 11.4 miles. There is a small driveway to the Swamp White Oak Preserve on the north side of 231st Street.

Interesting literature regarding this site

Dettman, C. L. and C. M. Mabry. 2008. Lessons Learned about Research and Management: A Case Study from a Midwest Lowland Savanna, U.S.A. Restoration Ecology 16:532-541.

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