EMPIRE-SAUK FIELD TRIP

Field Trip

Saturday, June 29 – 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Location: Handrick Grassland

Come for a day of hiking across TPE’s 830-acre Mounds View Grassland preserve.   We will see the progress being made in bringing back to life degraded remnant prairies, converting non-native cool-season grass to native prairie, renovating streams, wetlands, and seeps, and planting agricultural fields to prairie.  We will be encountering rich displays of early summer prairie flowers such as pale-purple coneflower, wild quinine, white wild indigo, white prairie clover, and others.  Along the way will also have opportunity to observe many uncommon grassland birds such as bobolinks, meadowlarks, grasshopper sparrows, upland sandpipers, and Henslow’s sparrows, as well as butterflies and bumblebees.

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.

Pat Handrick.  Text 608-354-3467 or e-mail EMAIL

DIRECTIONS:

From Mt. Vernon, in SW Dane Co, take Cty Rd G south for 0.5 mi.  Turn left (mostly straight ahead) on to Primrose Center Rd.  Continue south for 1.5 mi.  Turn right into the driveway at 959 Primrose Center Rd.  Take the driveway up to the house.  Park along the drive there.

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