Field Trip

Saturday, May 18 – 2:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Location: Kalscheur Oak Savanna

Come see the early-season flowers of this 19-acre preserve.  This site was protected by TPE in 1994 and is currently managed by the Empire-Sauk Chapter.  It is topographically diverse with a south-facing aspect and is covered by scattered oak trees and prairie openings.  At the base of the slope, springs and ground-water seeps flow into a stream-side wetland complex.  Past grazing left the site in rough shape, but with tree/brush removal, periodic fire, and some inter-seeding of lost prairie and savanna species, recovery is coming along nicely.  So far, 249 native plant species have been identified on site.  Shooting star, cream Baptisia, columbine, wood-betony, bird’s-foot & prairie violets, yellow star-grass, and other early wildflowers should be in bloom.


Be prepared for off trail hiking.


If you plan to attend, please let the trip leader know at least 12 hours in advance, in case of last-minute changes in the schedule or cancelation due to severe weather.  Also contact them if you have questions.

Rich Henderson EMAIL or 608-845-7065


From the Village of Hollandale in southeastern Iowa Co, take County Road K south from Hwy 39 for 2.44 miles.  Look for a small TPE sign on the left (northeast) side of the road.  Note: the preserve entrance is ¼ mi past the bridge over Olson Creek on County K.  Parking is along the road, be sure to park at least 3 ft off pavement.  We will be hiking in from there.

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