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Prairie Facts

Maddin Prairie Preserve

Location: Mitchell County near Colorado City, TX
Region: Rolling Plains
Size: 1,114 acres
Ownership: Owned by NPAT. Donated by Alfred Maddin.

History

Desiring to protect the prairie for future generations, Alfred Maddin donated Maddin Prairie Preserve to NPAT.

When the Maddin Prairie Preserve was donated to NPAT, most of the fields were still planted with sorghum and other row crops.
These crops were removed, and the pastures were planted with a seed mix of approximately 30 different native plant species. 21 years later these grassland areas are thriving.

Site Description

Maddin Prairie Preserve features remnant and restored mixed-grass prairie, mesquite savanna, and riparian areas. A tributary of Champion Creek passes through the property and features a diverse riparian area.

Sideoats Grama (Bouteloua curtipendula), Little Bluestem (Schizachyrium scoparium), Blue Grama (Bouteloua gracilis), and Sand Dropseed (Sporobolus cryptandrus) are common grasses.

Maddin Prairie Preserve also provides habitat for the Texas Horned Lizard (Phrynosoma cornutum), a threatened species in Texas, and Bobwhite Quail (Colinus virginianus). A Black-tailed Prairie Dog (Cynomys ludovicianus) reintroduction is in progress.


Click here for Maddin Prairie Preserve Updates

Plant Lists

Maddin_Forbs_Dec_2016.pdf

Other Lists

Maddin_Birds_Jan_May_Dec_2016.pdf
Maddin_Butterfly_Checklist_Dec_2016.pdf

Other Information

Photo Album
Maddin_Wildlife_Activity_Photos_2016.pdf