Grant County

Mississinewa Lake

Mississinewa Lake (Reservoir), just north of Jalapa, is good territory for warblers and orioles. It’s also a hot spot for Bald Eagles in the winter. Visit the IDNR website in late December/early January for information about the annual Eagle Watch and other birding events. See map (Jalapa is in lower right corner).

Taylor University

The Taylor University arboretum is a 145-acre nature area (and a state nature preserve), just west of the campus, that offers pleasant birding through varied habitats. For more information about access to the property, call 765-998-5354.

Great Blue Heron Rookery

A notable rookery can be found at the northernmost edge of Grant County, just east of State Rd. 15 along County Line Rd. (aka Wabash CR 1200 S). See map.