Cherry Lake Sedge Meadow, SNA #120 (172/675)

Cherry Lake Sedge Meadow contains a southern sedge meadow, as well as northern wet forest, tamarack bog and surrounding uplands.  A parking area for the encompassing Honey Creek Wildlife Area is located on CTH W midway between Waterford and Burlington.

I started off from the parking area by following one of several foot-trails that wander through the uplands around several glacial depressions in the area. Sans GPS, I spent a good amount of time trying to find the sedge meadow.  By the time, I finally did, I only had time for a quick jaunt into it before heading back.  It is also one site from which I don’t have any striking memories.  As you can imagine, this is a must-revisit site.  I approached from the east side, while the more interesting portions are found to the north and northeast.  Now with more time and a better idea of what to expect, I will be more prepared for deeper exploration.

More of my photos (and full-res) from Cherry Lake Sedge Meadow can be viewed here.

Additional Information

SNA # 120
County Racine
Natural Communities / Geology Southern Sedge Meadow, Fen, Northern Wet Forest, Esker, Bog
Size (Acres) 83
Parking Parking Area (gravel)
Trails Yes (partial)
Easy to Find No
Best Seen By Foot
Marked Boundaries No
Ownership Wisconsin DNR
Located Within Honey Creek Wildlife Area
Dates Visited 7.17.10

Racine County

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