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Near Littlerock in Thurston County, Washington — The American West (Northwest)
 

Ecological Connections

 
 
Ecological Connections Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, September 1, 2010
1. Ecological Connections Marker
Inscription. Grasses, flowers and other plants support the food web of prairies. Butterflies thrive on flower nectar and may use just one plant species to host their caterpillars. Bees pollinate the flowers. Ground-nesting birds hide their nests among the grasses and forage for plentiful bugs. Townsend’s voles feast on prairie plants and insects, and build runways in the soil duff. The abundance of small mammals, birds and insects draws predators like hawks, falcons and coyotes.
 
Erected by Washington State Department of Natural Resources.
 
Location. 46° 54.275′ N, 123° 2.918′ W. Marker is near Littlerock, Washington, in Thurston County. Marker can be reached from Waddell Creek Road SW 0.4 miles south of Deer Tail Road SW. Click for map. Marker is located in Mima Mounds Natural Area Preserve in a kiosk that is a short walk from the parking lot; the above directions are to the intersection of Waddell Creek Road SW and the driveway to the Mima Mounds parking lot. Marker is in this post office area: Littlerock WA 98556, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 12 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Mima Mounds: A Special Prairie (here, next to this marker); Scientists Still Search for an Answer
Mima Mounds image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, September 1, 2010
2. Mima Mounds
(here, next to this marker); What We Know for Sure (here, next to this marker); Mima Mounds: The Mysterious Work of Nature (here, next to this marker); The Lone Tree (approx. 11.1 miles away); The Medal of Honor Monument (approx. 11.4 miles away); POW AND MIA Monument (approx. 11.4 miles away); Marking the End of the Oregon Trail 1844 (approx. 11.8 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Littlerock.
 
Also see . . .  Mima Mounds: Mystery hides in vast prairie. Newspaper article from the July 6, 2008 edition of the Seattle Times. (Submitted on February 16, 2014.) 
 
Categories. Natural Features
 
Mima Mounds image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, September 1, 2010
3. Mima Mounds
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 303 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on , by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.   2, 3. submitted on , by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
 
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