Schwengel Waterfowl Production Area
This 284-acre property is the best grassland habitat in the county. The complex of 18 ponds and restored wetlands and grasslands draws in a wide variety of birds. The shallow marshes provide habitat for Virginia and Sora Rails, and are visited by Great Blue Herons. Northern Harriers cruise the grasslands in search of small mammals. Hiking, nature study and photography buffs will enjoy the area. In the winter bring your cross-county skis.
Directions: Exit I-43 at Belgium, west on Cty D to stop sign, then north on Cty LL 2 miles, west on Jay Road 3 miles to the intersection with Six Mile Rd. Sign on southwest corner of Jay Road and Six Mile Road.
Gazetteer: Page 47, D-6 (prior to 10th edition). | Page 80, F-4 (10th edition).
Signature Species: Short-eared Owl, Snowy Owl, Bobolink, Dickcissel, Sedge and Marsh Wren.
Rare Species: Henslow’s Sparrow and Yellow-headed Blackbird.
Seasonality: Open all year.
Parking: Parking lot.
Nearest food & lodging: Cedar Grove and Belgium.