Just ten miles North of Mystic Caverns, Baker Prairie is a 71 acre piece of land preserved as a natural prairie. It is located on Goblin Drive across the street from the Harrison Middle School. My favorite flower found there is Indian Paintbrush. This flower varies from vivid bright red to a soft salmon color (see pictures below).
There are many other beautiful wildflowers at Baker Prairie, but that will have to wait until my next blog. If you visit our area during Spring, check out Baker Prairie. It is easy to find and well worth a visit. I do recommend anytime that you are hiking or walking in the woods or fields of our area that you use an insect repellent to help keep tics off of your body!
As always, please visit us at Mystic Caverns; we have some of the most beautiful caverns anywhere!