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Adams Lake Prairie State Nature Preserve

Overview

This globally rare, sparsely vegetated, dry prairie is situated on a highly eroded slope of Estill Shale surrounded by a second-growth oak-hickory woodland. Eastern redcedar, post oak and blackjack oak occur sporadically in the prairie opening. Prairie grasses are sparse, but Adams Lake Prairie supports diverse prairie forbs including a large population of prairie dock, several species of blazing-stars (Liatris spp.), shooting-star, American aloe, spider milkweed, rattlesnake-master and pale spiked lobelia to name a few.

There are Allegheny mound ant colonies and a population of the uncommon, Edward’s hairstreak butterfly.

Trails

0.6 miles of hiking trails

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