Downs Prairie Natural Area

Downs Prairie Natural Area

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Downs Prairie Natural Area Info

 County: Prairie
 Division: Mississippi Alluvial Plain
 Acres: 24
 Year Added: 2000

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Downs Prairie Natural Area is one of the few remnants of tallgrass prairie left in the Grand Prairie of eastern Arkansas (Mississippi Alluvial Plain). The natural area contains a diverse assemblage of wildflowers including Indian paintbrush, ashy sunflower, and white wild indigo. The area also supports several plant species that were probably once more common across this part of the state, such as prairie evening-primrose. Downs Prairie supports the largest documented remaining population of prairie mole crickets in the Grand Prairie. Prior to settlement, more than 400,000 acres of tallgrass prairie occurred across the Grand Prairie region. Today, less than one percent of those prairies remain.

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Directions

From DeValls Bluff travel approximately 1.5 miles west on U.S. Highway 70. (Directions via Google)

Hunting

Hunting is prohibited on this natural area.

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