Summer begins in Siouxland, Five Ridge Prairie

2 Jun

While summer has not officially started according to the official date, June 1 felt like a nice summer day in Siouxland to me. Temperatures in the 70’s, a breeze, blue sky and a place to explore. While heading back to Sioux City after a day spent out photographing, I stopped off at the Five Ridge Prairie reserve to show it to a friend. Added to the Iowa State Preserve system in 1986, this preserve has over 900 acres of land that includes loess hills bluffs to which the public can hike. I have been there before and done some walking, but need to go back and enjoy the summer outdoors. In this case, not hiking about on a fine day is less not more.

Jerry Mennenga

Sioux City, Iowa

Summer is a chance to explore places like the Five Ridges Prairie Reserve off of Hwy 12 in rural Plymouth County, Iowa Wednesday, June 1, 2016.  (photo by Jerry L Mennenga©)

Summer is a chance to explore places like the Five Ridges Prairie Reserve off of Hwy 12 in rural Plymouth County, Iowa Wednesday, June 1, 2016. (photo by Jerry L Mennenga©)

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