Sign 1 – GPS Coordinates 92.9039 W 45.0018 N
Trailhead at exit road intersection of prairie trail which runs westbound about 0.25 miles to Sign 2
This 17-acre prairie was restored by the City of Lake Elmo in
2010 using 29 different native plant species. To see individual plants of
each species, visit the Sally Manzara Interpretive Nature Center
and walk the outdoor trail to the east of the building.
This trail rises over a hill, where the dry-land plants flourish.
A bench is placed there to allow a great view of the whole area.
Then it dips into a low spot, which is often wetter, and hosts a
different group of plant species. Watch for the closed earth mounds
made by the tunneling of the plains pocket gopher, and the 2-3″ diameter open
tunnels made by the 13-lined ground squirrels.