Tiffany Bottoms, SNA #30 (95/674)

Tiffany Bottoms features a floodplain forest as part of one of the largest river deltas in the Midwest.  There are 3 parking areas on the east side of the SNA, reached via short access lanes off of Hwy 25 north of Nelson.

I visited Tiffany Bottoms and the encompassing Tiffany Wildlife Area as part of a field trip on old-timey train cars.  Run by volunteers from the Chippewa Valley Motorcar Association on an inactive rail line that forms the western SNA boundary, the small cars take visitors deep into “the Tiffany” from a parking area north of the SNA.  The train made stops at areas both in and out of the SNA, including floodplain forest and prairie opening areas.  Stops were also made at various locations for bits of birding.  Several warbler species, rose-breasted grosbeaks, and bald eagles were observed.  I would have liked to spend more time in the forested areas and perhaps I will when I am next in the area.  Kayaking into the area may also be a nice adventure.

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

Additional Information

SNA # 30
County Buffalo
Natural Communities / Geology
 Floodplain Forest, River, Slough
Size (Acres)  717
Parking Parking Areas (gravel)
Trails No
Easy to Find No
Best Seen By Foot
Marked Boundaries No
Ownership Wisconsin DNR
Located Within Tiffany State Wildlife Area
Dates Visited 5.15.10

Buffalo
Buffalo County
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