Hub City Bog encompasses a bog and relict pine stands in northern Richland County. Part of the site is owned by the University of Wisconsin via the Arboretum and as such, access is restricted. A parcel south of Hub City is DNR-owned and open to the public. Parking for this parcel is on CTH I or Section Hollow Lane, whichever one you feel more comfortable with.
I visited the Arboretum-owned parcel, having obtained the requisite permission beforehand. Unfortunately, I did not have much time as it was already after 6pm at the time of my arrival and I was also sans the proper footwear. This meant my progress through the wet forest was an adventure and ultimately incomplete. Ferns and marsh marigold were quite prevalent in this area, as was common chickweed, an introduced plant. I absolutely need to plan a return visit. The trouble with this site is that it is generally out of the way and not very near to any additional sites as well as being a good distance away from home. That said, it is on the list for this year.
More of my photos (and full-res) from Hub City Bog can be viewed here.
|Natural Communities / Geology||Bog, Creek, Cliff, Pine Relict|
|Easy to Find||No|
|Best Seen By||Foot|
|Ownership||University of Wisconsin Board of Regents; Wisconsin DNR|