EMPIRE-SAUK FIELD TRIP

Field Trip

Tuesday, June 18 – 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Location: Shea Prairie

Come explore the remnants of dry prairie and restorations of wetlands and wet to mesic prairie of the 100-acre Shea Prairie.  We will be looking for wood lilies and Baltimore checkerspot butterflies, along with many other late-spring species.  This site is a unit of TPE’s 830-acre Mounds View Grassland and has undergone extensive stream and wetland restoration beginning in 2012.

WHAT TO WEAR/BRING:

Close focusing binoculars are recommended for butterfly viewing.  Be prepared for off trail hiking.

WORK PARTY LEADER:

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 608-235-4165

DIRECTIONS:

Address is 3095 Mounds View Road, Barneveld.  From US Highway 18/151, a mile and a half west of Blue Mounds, turn south on Mounds View Road.  Proceed on Mounds View for 2.5 miles to where it joins briefly with Prairie Grove Rd.  Stay with Mounds View and go another 0.7 miles.  Look for the kiosk and parking lot on the left.

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