Bur Oak Woods features one of Indiana’s rarest natural communities: bur oak savanna. Many of the majestic bur oak trees found here are several hundred years old, their branches spreading outward as wide as the trunk is tall. Native Americans once paused beneath them on hunting expeditions. Long-gone animals – bears, cougars, elk, wolves, buffalo – wandered past. European settlers cleared their farms within sight of them. Still the old trees survive, a reminder of how things once were.
The property features thick woods being restored to savanna, wet depressions, and open sedge meadow. It is a haven for birds and amphibians.