Renak-Polak Maple-Beech Woods (192/675)

Renak-Polak Maple-Beech Woods features southern mesic and wet-mesic forests on level topography just east of the Root River in Racine County.  There is no recommended parking and I would not suggest the roadside due to the lack of a shoulder and narrowness of the road.  Linwood Park is located just southwest and would probably be the best bet for parking, though I did not know of its location at the time of my visit.

Due to the narrow road, I was very skittish about spending much time at this site.  The forest was certainly nice enough to walk through with little groundlayer to battle in the southwest portion, where I spent my time.  Fall had not yet struck here in southern Wisconsin at the time of this visit, so fall colors were non-existent.  The site is known for its displays of spring wildflowers, so perhaps a visit during late April-early May is in the cards.

More of my photos (and full-res) from Renak-Polak Maple-Beech Woods can be viewed here.

Additional Information

SNA # 95
County Racine
Natural Communities / Geology Southern Mesic Forest, Southern Wet-Mesic Forest
Size (Acres) 107
Parking Roadside (extremely narrow)
Trails No
Easy to Find No
Best Seen By Foot
Marked Boundaries No
Ownership UW Board of Regents; More info: Wisconsin DNR
Located Within n/a
Dates Visited 10.2.10

Racine County

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