Bluewing Marsh Nature Area

General Description

Bluewing Marsh is a square 40 acre grassland that includes a 6 acre wetland on the North end. The area is located along a dirt road so access is somewhat limited depending on road conditions. The grassland consists of mixed prairie grasses and forbs. The 6 acre, seasonal wetland is an excellent resting place for migrating waterfowl during the fall and spring. Many species of ground nesting birds can be found throughout the restored grassland.

Location

Eastern Wapello County, 1 mile North of Hwy. 34 on 20th Ave. and 1/2 mile East on 85th St.

This area is 1/2 mile west of the Wapello/Jefferson County line located off a dirt road.

Acres

40

Recreational Activities

Upland and Waterfowl Hunting, Wildlife Viewing, Photography

Classification

Natural Environment Area, Wildlife Area

Acquired

2008

Bluewing Marsh PondBluewing Marsh Pond Edge