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Prairie Creek Wildlife Refuge

Potential IBA

Marshall County  

Directions:  1 mile west and 1/4 mile north of St., Anthony SW 1/4 Section 32, R20W, T85N

Description:  Prairie Creek WR is a very diverse reconstructed tallgrass prairie with wetlands and a savanna edge. It is about 100 acres with high concentations of dickcissels, yellowthroat warblers and sedge wrens. Boblinks, vesper sparrows, grasshopper sparrows, and savannah sparrows also have or are currently utilizing the site. It is a feeding area for great blue herons and green herons. Hooded merganzers, wood ducks and canada geese utilize the wetlands. It has a high population of cricket frogs which are disappearing over much of northern Iowa.

Criteria for this site
Endangered or threatened species habitat
Rare or unique habitat
Significant species concentrations
Research and monitoring


Habitats found in this site
Wetland
Woodland
Grassland
Savanna/Shrub
Riparian


Ownership
Private








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