Mima Mounds Natural Area Preserve

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Coordinates: 46°53′N 123°03′W / 46.89°N 123.05°W / 46.89; -123.05
Mima Mounds Natural Area Preserve
Protected area
Small grass-covered hills with yellow and white flowers, with treeline in background, DNR sign in foreground
Sign at entrance
Country United States
State Washington
Region Southwest Washington
Location Near Littlerock, Washington
 - coordinates 46°53′N 123°03′W / 46.89°N 123.05°W / 46.89; -123.05
Area 637 acres (258 ha)
Biome Puget Trough ecoregion
Founded 1976[1]
Management Washington Department of Natural Resources
IUCN category III - Natural Monument
NNL Designated: 1966
Location of Mima Mounds Natural Area Preserve in Washington
Website: dnr.wa.gov

Mima Mounds Natural Area Preserve is a state-protected Natural Area in southwest Washington state, USA. The preserve includes some of the Washington mima mounds. The site comprises 637 acres (258 ha) of Garry oak woodland, oak savanna, and prairie grasslands.[2] Several state and federal endangered species of butterfly depending on the unique prairie conditions can be found in the preserve, including Mardon Skipper, Zerene Fritillary, Puget Blue and Taylor's Checkerspot.[3]

In 1966, the mima mounds were designated a National Natural Landmark.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "DNR seeks comments on Mima Mounds boundary", Tacoma News Tribune, January 22, 2012 
  2. ^ "Mima Mounds Natural Area Preserve". Washington Department of Natural Resources. Retrieved 2012-12-20. 
  3. ^ "Mima Mounds Natural Area Preserve butterfly guide". Washington Department of Natural Resources. Retrieved 2012-12-20. 
  4. ^ Richard Seven (July 6, 2008), "Mima Mounds: Mystery hides in vast prairie", The Seattle Times, retrieved 2012-12-20 

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