Faune observable Manitoba

Tall Grass Prairie Preserve


Western Meadowlark

Western Meadowlark
Photo by Robert R. Taylor
larger image

Services

Availability

Drinking Water
Yes
Restrooms
Yes
Marked Trails
Yes
Boardwalk
No
Viewing Tower
No
Picnic Shelter
Yes
Camping
No
Concession
No
Visitor Centre
Yes
Interpretive signs/Brochures
Yes
Primitive Site
Yes

Map



larger map

 

Description

The 2,200-hectare preserve is the largest remnant of tall grass prairie left in Manitoba, an ecosystem that once blanketed the interior of the continent from here to Texas. More than 50 species of birds nest in the preserve. You can see a variety of other species from badgers to bears, white-tailed deer to white-tailed jackrabbit, smooth green snake to blue-spotted salamander, and butterflies galore. Two interpretive trails guide you through the prairie and tell you more about the rare ecosystem.

The preserve is a cooperative program involving seven conservation organizations and includes a patchwork of parcels of lands in the area.

Don’t Miss

  • Prairie Shore Trail
  • Agassiz Interpretive Trail
  • New Nature Conservancy visitor centre opening in the fall of 2011

Habitats

  • Tall grass prairie and aspen-oak parkland

Site Specialties

  • Sharp-tailed Grouse
  • Yellow Rail
  • Sandhill Crane
  • Wilson’s Snipe
  • Upland Sandpiper
  • Black-billed Cuckoo
  • Eastern Whip-poor-will
  • Sedge Wren
  • Le Conte’s Sparrow
  • Bobolink
  • Western Meadowlark
  • Western prairie fringed orchid
  • Small white lady's slipper

Directions

From Winnipeg, take Highway 59 south to PR 201 or 209 and head east, there are several designated blocks of prairie in the area.

Cautionary Notes

Watch for poison ivy

Admission

No entrance fee

More about Tall Grass Prairie Preserve

top of page