One of My Favorite Places – Bartel Grassland

October 13, 2015

Bartel Grassland is one of my favorite places to visit. It’s got a lot going for it. It’s close to home, it’s big (585 acres), and there is a lot to see.

If I have a little time on my hands I’ll head out there and take a walk. There’s open prairie, clumps of forest, and some wetlands to see. Something there for everyone! And pretty much untouched.There are no paved trails so crowds are never a problem yet it’s not that hard to get around. There is a mowed trail around the grassland and deer trails all over the place.

If you’re a bird watcher, Bartel Grassland is the place for you. In the spring and fall all kinds of migrating birds stop by. I have seen all kinds of birds out there. There are also a bunch of deer, coyotes, insects, frogs, and snakes, turtles, and muskrats. Once again, something for everyone!

When I go there I just pick a section and explore. Doesn’t matter what time of year or what kind of weather. There’s always something to see. I don’t think I’ve ever been disappointed. Bartel Grassland is really a great place to visit! For more info you can go to their website here.

Bartel Grassland
Bartel Grassland
Bartel Grassland

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