8. Engeldinger Marsh
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Hwy 65 and NE 120th Ave.
This 81-acre wildlife area has been described as a "geological and ecological museum" because of its rare prairie pothole and sedge meadow.
It is located 5 miles northeast of Bondurant on Highway 65. A year-long survey at Engeldinger counted 314 species of plants, 19 species of mammals, 15 species of reptiles and amphibians, and 82 species of birds.
A small parking lot near the intersection of NE 118th Avenue and NE 120th Street offers access for wildlife viewing and hunting in the area.