(Windom, MN) — Purrington Prairie outside of Windom, Minnesota is set to become one of the state’s newest Scientific and Natural Areas. The 40-acre remnant of native prairie that has never been plowed is a former cow pasture. The designation will protect the ecosystem that is home to a large population of threatened bush prairie clover. The Purrington family donated the pasture to the state in 2019. It is one of two new study sites in the state.
Purrington Prairie Set To Become State Scientific And Natural Area
By Ashley Hanley|2022-11-29T05:53:23-06:00November 29th, 2022|
About the Author: Ashley Hanley
Ashley (Goettl) Hanley is a North Mankato native and Mankato West graduate who made the switch from TV journalism to radio. After five years at KEYC News 12, Ashley is thrilled to be working for KTOE News. Ashley and her husband John, and son John, enjoy spending time in the community. You can also find Ashley coaching and playing softball and supporting her brother on the MSU football team and her sister with Scarlet athletics. Even though she went to the University of Wisconsin-River Falls, Ashley kept her Minnesota roots and is a big Twins and Vikings fan!