Released May 24, 2018

Loblolly Wildflower Safari coming to Limberlost State Historic Site

GENEVA (May 24, 2018) – Visitors are invited to the Loblolly Marsh Nature Preserve on June 2 for the Loblolly Wildflower Safari at Limberlost State Historic Site.

Attendees will join a Limberlost naturalist for a leisurely stroll along the Loblolly trails to discover what spring wildflowers and plants are growing and learn how man and animal have put these plants to use.  Visitors will also find out which plants have been introduced, which are native — and which might be harmful or even deadly.

“Wildflowers were one of Gene Stratton-Porter’s loves,” said Curt Burnette, naturalist at Limberlost State Historic Site. “During our event, visitors can come to the Loblolly Marsh to learn about some of the same ones she photographed and wrote about.”

The Loblolly Marsh Nature Preserve is one of the Limberlost Nature Preserves.  The approximately 1,700 acres contained within these restored wetlands are part of the ongoing effort to preserve a portion of the Limberlost Swamp, made famous by local author Gene Stratton-Porter, who lived and wrote in the Limberlost Cabin in Geneva from 1895 to 1913.

The event lasts from 10:00 a.m. until noon, and cost of admission is $4 per person.  Participants will gather in the Loblolly parking lot, located 1/2 mile north of IN Highway 18 on Jay County road 250 W, about 3 1/2 miles west of Bryant.

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Limberlost State Historic Site in Adams County and the Loblolly Marsh Wetland Preserve in Jay County are located near Geneva in northeastern Indiana. Part of the Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites, Limberlost admission is free for Indiana State Museum & Historic Site members. General admission is $6 for adults, $5 for seniors and $3 for children. The Historic Site is located at 200 E. 6th Street in Geneva, Ind., just off U.S. Highway 27.