What goes best with organic/fair-trade/shade-grown coffee? I like my chickadee bird mug and my incredible new ACRES Land Trust Preserve Guide!
As long-time users and coveters of maps, guides and tips on visiting natural areas we are extremely excited to now have the entire works in one handy ring-bound and field-handy package. At least that's the case for most of the nature preserves in NE Indiana and parts of MI and OH. Check this gem out:
Start with the overview map, which shows the portions of the 3 states in which ACRES protects land:
Hone in with the county maps, which give a great view of where specific preserves are within a given county and in relation to one another. These are great for route planning on days when visiting multiple preserves:
Once you get close, consult the preserve-specific section for better-than-GPS (no dead batteries!) navigation to the parking area. (Latitute and longitude are provided for GPS-ers). The preserve-specific sections have photos, descriptions of natural history features, local history and more:
If that's not enough (and it certainly is), there's a bonus section on commonly sighted wildflowers, trees and animal tracks:
The culmination of the collective work of many area nature lovers is complete! The new ACRES Land Trust Preserve Guide is available now! Get one here.