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Jennett Heritage Area
Parks and Trails
Location: 62321 280th St
Nevada, IA 50201
Amenities: Designated Public Hunting Area and Pets Allowed
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Link: Map of Jennett Heritage Area

The 171-acre property is especially coveted for its diverse plant and animal wildlife. A botanical survey of the site revealed 277 native species, including 65 native prairie species, such as silver-leafed scurf pea, smooth blue aster and marble seed. The 25 acres of remnant prairie at Jennett rest on steep slopes, which allows for a greater variety of prairie plants to thrive.
 
The area's combination of landscapes also allows for a wide range of bird species, including wild turkey and the increasingly rare bobwhite quail.
 
While its biodiversity and species are impressive, Jennett is not pristine. The area's wetlands are being reconstructed, as are large portions of the prairie. The native prairie remnants have some woody invasive species that will require further work along with the oak savanna and riparian woodlands.
 
Jennett Heritage Area is a designated public hunting area.
 
Pets must be kept on leashes from March 15 to July 15. Pets must be kept under control at all times.