FLOODS OF WILDFLOWERS adorn
the prairie from mid-May toJuly. The oak and pine woodlands are refuge
to deer. Once known as "Hartland", the prairie is alive with
wildlife and birds. The sky of very early spring and autumn echoes with
the sound of flocks of Canada geese and ducks. Bluebirds return each spring
and share the sky with meadowlarks, magpies, and shadowy raptors. Wild
turkeys flutter across the roads beneath the oak trees that also provide
cover for the wary partridge and families of quail.