Williams Woods protects forested lands along Possum Run in western Warren County, near the historic interface of the grand prairie and oak woodlands. The land had been cared for by the Williams family for over century, with no tree harvesting or livestock running in the woods.
The land includes upland oak dominated woods and mixed hardwood forests along the clear running gravel stream. A rich spring flora carpets the property.
The Laura Hare Forest Prairie Border Trail with examples of Grover Williams poetry inspired by the woods invites a deeper exploration of the land.
- Bird Watching
- Mushroom Harvesting Allowed
History of Acquisition and Property
NICHES acquired the property as a bargain sale from three children (Jeff, Bonnie and Huw) of Grover and Millie Williams in 2018. In addition the land received acquisition and stewardship endowment support from the state of Indiana through the President Benjamin Harrison Conservation Trust, the Roy Whistler Foundation and the Laura Hare Charitable Trust.
How to Get There
Williams Woods gravel parking lot is located at 8280 W 600 S Williamsport, Indiana.