Snapper Prairie, SNA #168 (60/674)

Snapper Prairie is a low prairie surrounded by agricultural fields in Jefferson County.  It is not the easiest site to find because access is via an unmarked farm lane off of County Highway G.  That dead-ends right at the prairie.

I have visited this site three times and the weather has been remarkably similar each time: overcast and cool. Having visited in the summer and the autumn, I was able to observe a great array of prairie wildflowers.  In summer, black-eyed susan’s, dwarf prairie roses, and prairie dock.  As the seasons change, so do the species.  Nodding lady’s tresses, and an array of goldenrods and asters marked the landscape in late September.  I still feel I haven’t seen this area at its peak and certainly haven’t seen it on a photogenic day, so that is definitely on the list to do again.

More of my photos (and full-res) from Snapper Prairie can be viewed here.

Additional Information

SNA # 168
County Jefferson
Natural Communities / Geology
Low Prairie
Size (Acres) 30
Parking Parking area (gravel)
Trails No
Easy to Find No
Best Seen By Foot
Marked Boundaries Yes
Ownership Madison Audubon Society; More info: Wisconsin DNR
Located Within na
Dates Visited 9.26.09 / 6.12.10 / 9.27.15

Jefferson
Jefferson County
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