McGilvra Woods, SNA #206 (6/674)

Rich displays of spring ephemeral wildflowers greet visitors to McGilvra Woods, though a visit in any season is a treat. My visits were in summer and fall, the latter providing a colorful display of autumnal sugar maples. As there are no trails, I leisurely meandered around the site, working my way aroudn the occasional downed tree or the exposed sandstone bedrock can also be found in the southeast corner of the site. The groundlayer is sparse so there are fewer impediments than might otherwise be found in a typical Wisconsin forest. Cardamine pratensis and Aplectrum hyemale are rare species than can be found here.

More of my photos from McGilvra Woods can be viewed here.

Additional Information

SNA # 206
County Sauk
Parking Roadside
Trails No
Easy to Find Yes
Best Seen By Foot
Marked Boundaries Partial (road)
Ownership Wisconsin DNR
Located Within na
Dates Visited 6.7.09 / 10.8.11

Sauk County

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