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May 2024

GLACIAL PRAIRIE WORK PARTY

Removing & Compiling Conifers Sunday, April 21 – 2:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.  Location: Pam Meyer’s Oak Barrens We’ll continue removing and piling conifers and brush to make way for the native plants to flourish. RSVP to Dan for more details as the work day approaches. Level of Difficulty: Easy-Medium What to bring Sturdy boots, long […]
21 May
Pam Meyer Barrens
VH4F+QFH Eagle, Wisconsin

ST. CROIX VALLEY WORK PARTY

Remove Garlic Mustard Tuesday, May 21 – 5:00 p.m. to TBD  Location: Alexander Oak Savanna There is a large patch of garlic mustard, a seriously invasive plant, at Alexander oak savanna. Join us as we try to stop the spread! We would like volunteers to pull, bag, and remove as many plants as possible as […]
21 May
5:00 pm
Alexander savanna

EMPIRE-SAUK FIELD TRIP

Field Trip-Flowers, Birds and Bees Tuesday, May 21 – 5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Location: Schurch-Thomson Prairie Come hike into the secluded valley of Schurch-Thomson Prairie.  Late-spring wildflowers such as shooting star, cream wild indigo, puccoons, wood betony, and alumroot should be in bloom with queen bumblebees of serval species active in collecting pollen and […]
21 May
5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Schurch-Thomson Prairie
8624 Reilly Road, Barneveld, WI

NORTHWEST ILLINOIS PRAIRIE TOUR

Prairie Tour Friday, May 24 – 8:15 a.m. Location: Ayers Sand Prairie Randy Nyboer will lead members on a tour of Ayers Sand Prairie on Friday, May 24. This preserve, over 100 acres and owned by the Illinois Department of Natural Resources, is located about three miles south of Savanna, Illinois. Interested members can drive […]
24 May
8:45 am

Rogala Prairies Hike

Saturday, May 25 – 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.   This private property has three remnant prairies and 25 acres of planted CRP prairies. We’ll walk through the plantings on the lower slopes and then head up a logging road of moderate slope to one of the remnants. Along with the open prairie, there are some […]
25 May
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Rogala Prairies

EMPIRE-SAUK FIELD TRIP

Field Trip Saturday, May 25 – 10:00 a.m. to Noon Location: Sugar River Oak Savanna This diverse 9-acre oak savanna is a preserve of The Prairie Enthusiasts and managed by the Empire-Sauk Chapter.  Management with frequent fire since 1976 has brought about a very diverse flora of prairie and savanna species with nearly 400 native […]
25 May
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Sugar River Oak Savanna
2845 Timber LnVerona, WI 53593

GLACIAL PRAIRIE WORK PARTY

Work TBD Saturday, May 25 – 9:00 a.m. to Noon Location: Benedict Prairie We’ll continue improving this site so this unique remnant prairie can thrive. RSVP to Alan for more details as the work day approaches. Level of Difficulty: Easy-Medium WHAT TO BRING: Sturdy boots, long pants, work gloves, eye protection (sunglasses are ok), and […]
25 May
3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Benedict Prairie
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