Jake & Susan's 2014 New Year's Resolution:
Over the next year, we plan to visit 55 of Indiana's Nature Preserves
and blog about each trek within our beloved Hoosier state.
Read on to discover the catalyst of our goal.
While Christmas shopping this season, Jake & I stumbled upon a treasure we deemed as a "must have" present for ourselves. We purchased the find with the intent that it would be wrapped and swore off use until after Christmas.
Well, our self-purchased gift never saw ribbons or bows or paper; it simply proved too good to tuck away under the tree.
Just what did you buy? you ask. The answer? This book:
The Nature Conservancy's Guide to Indiana Preserves is superbly organized with in-depth content of 55 of Indiana's Preserves, most of which are "owned and managed by The Nature Conservancy and other land trusts." The book is alphabetized by preserve name and color-coded by region. Each featured preserve includes a fact list, a conservation profile, directions, and a detailed history & description of the preserve. Multiple photos by Christopher Jordan and Ron Leonetti enhance each entry to further entice a visit.
Amazon has the book for a purchase price of $24.99. In our opinion, the book is worth every penny (& much, much more) because of the breadth of knowledge that is packed into this comprehensive source.