Brush Removal

Tuesday, March 5 – 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Location: Rattlesnake Ridge Sand Barrens

Come help expand our lupine hills by clearing invasive scrub oak. We will be burning the brush as we work. Our November burn left a few pockets of unburned area where we will be able to cut and treat more oak before burning those areas this spring. Help now, and return in May to see the lupine in bloom!

The 40-acre sand barrens is a unique ecosystem of the lower terraces of the Wisconsin River valley. Eighty-foot depth of sand creates habitat for dry prairie plants, including Pennsylvania sedge, June grass, lupine, sand puccoon, butterfly weed, goat’s rue, and prickly pear; and for birds, including redheaded woodpeckers (and all the others!), whippoorwills, and grassland sparrows.

Snacks in the field will be provided.

What to Bring/Wear: Loppers and chemical provided, but your favorite tools are welcome. Bring gloves/clothes appropriate for piling brush and burning. Safety glasses suggested. Knee pads.

Contact info: Sue Steinmann, ssteinmann6@gmail.com, 608-753-2332 (landline; no texts)

Directions to Site: 7046 Reimann Rd., Arena; take Hwy 14 to Arena; go south on Reimann at Arena Cheese Store (big mouse); go right onto gravel lane at end of road; go left at fork in the lane; continue 1/3 mile through woods to parking area at end of drive.

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