The Bur Oak Land Trust executive director Jason Taylor guided our group through their managed property Turkey Creek. Near Coralville Reservoir, the property is their largest holding with two restored prairies and a creekside portion. Trails allow visitors to hike around the property. Right after we started our hike, a flock of White Pelicans flew over. It was a good omen.
Our trail carried us creekside. We stopped often to learn about the various plants and efforts to encourage the health and spread of desirable species. Jason was a terrific resource.
Much of the stream bed is bedrock. Nature groups come to explore. Kids love being able to hunt for fossils and treasures. Make a plan to come visit.