Mima Mounds Natural Area Preserve
|Mima Mounds Natural Area Preserve|
Sign at entrance
|Location||Near Littlerock, Washington|
|Area||637 acres (258 ha)|
|Biome||Puget Trough ecoregion|
|Management||Washington Department of Natural Resources|
|IUCN category||III - Natural Monument|
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. 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.
- "DNR seeks comments on Mima Mounds boundary", Tacoma News Tribune, January 22, 2012
- "Mima Mounds Natural Area Preserve". Washington Department of Natural Resources. Retrieved 2012-12-20.
- "Mima Mounds Natural Area Preserve butterfly guide". Washington Department of Natural Resources. Retrieved 2012-12-20.
- Richard Seven (July 6, 2008), "Mima Mounds: Mystery hides in vast prairie", The Seattle Times, retrieved 2012-12-20