outcrops near the park entrance tell the tale of a long and interesting
geologic history. The thickly forested
area along the creek is habitat for an array of plants
and animals. Nature enthusiasts and birders enjoy the abundant bird and
wildlife populations. An extensive bird list
for the park was compiled by Dr. Merrill Frydendall and the Mankato Birding
Club. For more birding information, visit the Minnesota
River Valley Birding Trail. There are many
rare features in the park. You might catch a glimpse of the Acadian
Flycatcher or the Yellow Sandshell Mussel.
Jordan Sandstone Outcrop
500,000,000 years old
Columbine - one of many beautiful spring flowers
site #3 located
within the park.
rain gage is also
located at this site.
The park is a great birding area and wild turkey release site. In the early 1980s Minnesota partridge were traded for New York State wild turkeys and released in the park.
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