Telford Prairie

Telford Prairie was willed to the State of Iowa by Mary Telford. The Palo Alto County Conservation Board has custody and mangement of the area. A portion of theprairie has never been plowed, and supports a wide variety of plants and animal life. Prairie plants include butterfly milweed, great blue lobelia, lead plant, purple coneflower, purple prairie clover, rattlesnake master, gentian, blazing star, phlox, mountain mint, compass plant, a variety of native asters, sunflowers and goldenrods, big bluestem, little bluestem, indian grass, switch grass, sideoats gramma and prairie cordgrass. The endangered Amorpha nana, related to the lead plant, and the rare smooth green snake are also found at Telford Prairie.


2 miles northeast of Ayrshire.