Indiana August 16, 2019
This Historic Wildlife Refuge In Indiana Contains Nearly 8,000 Acres Of Natural Wonders
There’s a historic wildlife refuge around Seymour, Indiana that is ideal for all nature lovers. Whether you like hiking, bird-watching, or just plain exploring, this place will have an adventure for you. Scroll on to check it out.
Muscatatuck National Wildlife Refuge in southern Indiana has been a nature and wildlife preserve since 1966 and is home to a multitude of different species.
This historic wildlife refuge consists of more than 7,700 acres of wetlands, grasslands, and forestry in addition to the myriad of wildlife that call it home.
More than 280 species of birds have been spotted at this wildlife refuge at different times of year, making it a great place to bring your binoculars.
This historic wildlife refuge is a home to more than 90 species of fish, 30 species of dragonflies, 60 species of butterflies, snakes, salamanders, frogs, and much more.
There are also a multitude of trails to enjoy at this nature and wildlife preserve. Not only do they let you enjoy the views, but they also get you close to the animals and ecosystems that exist here.
Though this area was once a fishing and hunting ground for Native Americans, it is now sacred in other ways. Too wet and marshy to be used as farmland, it started to be zoned as a preserve in the 1950s.
Depending on the time of year, you're bound to see all sorts of critters at this historic wildlife refuge. Eagles, otters, ducks, cranes, and more abound.
Muscatatuck National Wildlife Refuge’s visitor center is open Tuesday through Saturday between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., and you can get more details on its
website or Facebook page.
Address: 12985 US-50, Seymour, IN, 47274
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If you’ve ever been to this historic wildlife refuge, we’d love to hear from you. Please share your experiences and photos with us below in the comments.