Sunday July 6 (Sunday evening)2008
Hike Through Grassland, Prairie, Oak Woodland and Savannah
Green Co., WI
Easily hike a variety of gently rolling landscape terrain, and varied plant
communities, on 82 carefully managed acres. We will explore a frequently
burned and relatively young (2000) 18 acre planted prairie which displays
an especially showy mix of many colorful forbs quite thickly planted,
featuring orange butterfly weed, pale purple coneflower, smooth penstemon,
purple prairie clover, and zillions of silphiums!. Along the way we'll see
at least three rare plants (American gromwell, Lithospermum latifolium -
Special Concern, and giant yellow hyssop, Agastache nepetoides -Threatened,
prairie-turnip, Pediomelum esculentum - Special Concern), an original
prairie remnant (enhanced and expanded by seeding and burning, and this
year showing a very good forb response, especially the bastard toadflax), a
ten acre Oakwoods (kept free of invasives), and three modest, but highly
picturesque, oak savannah upland communities.
Time: 5:00-7:00 p.m.
Trip Leaders: Chuck Bauer (608-251-4051, 608-233-3839, 608-523-4987) and
Directions: Meet at N-9075 York Center Road approx. 8 miles west of New
Glarus. Take Hwy. 39 from New Glarus to York Center Road. (York Center Road
is one mile beyond the radio tower at the intersection of Hwy. 39 and Hwy.
J) Turn left (south) onto York Center Road and go one mile to the second
farm on the right. Turn into the driveway and park on the left on mowed
areas. Meet at the big red barn. (All paths are mowed and trails are