Mulvey Pond


Mulvey Pond  is well known by the local birding community as a hot spot to see waterfowl in summer, snow geese in winter and shorebirds coming through during migration.  In fact, Mulvey Pond  served as the wetland where a pair of sandhill cranes nested and summered in, after sandhill cranes had been absent from Tippecanoe County after for many years.


Acquisition history

The purchase agreement that NICHES holds is for the eastern 2/3 of the open water and the surrounding uplands.  Since acquiring Mulvey Pond in 2011, NICHES has diversified the upland pasture, planting grasses and forbs to enhance the prairie/oak woodlands existing on site. In the works are a viewing blind and to establish a hiking trail on the property as well.



Located a half mile north of US 52 on US 231.   At the intersection of 231 and 500 N turn left onto 500  the parking lot is on the left

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Things to Bring With / Dress Consideration

Dress for exploring outdoors – comfortable all terrain shoes are recommended. Layers help prevent being overheated or chilled. Long pants and long sleeves prevent your skin being exposed to insect bites or plants that cause skin reactions. Bring waders or water shoes to explore in the creeks.  Submerged rocks can be slippery, and water currents can make wading difficult or dangerous, so use caution if entering creeks.

A water bottle ensures proper hydration.

A camera enables capturing of stunning natural landscape or nature pictures.

No restroom facilities at the property.

Practice ‘leave no trace’ exploring – if you carry an item on the property, carry it off again, including trash, food wrappers, beverage containers, etc.

Feel free to remove any trash you do find; collaborative effort helps keep properties free of litter.


Local Features of Interest Nearby

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