Tamarack Creek Bog features bog, marsh, and forest communities with several species more often found further north. Located within the Tamarack Creek Wildlife Area in southern Trempealeau County, the natural area is composed of two parcels with parking for the southern parcel on the roadside of CTH F and a parking area adjacent to the northern parcel just under a mile further north on CTH F.
From the parking area, head due east into the natural area. The bulk of my time was spent exploring the marshy exterior portions. This area was a sea of beauty with the colorful puncta of spotted joe-pye weed and culver’s root reaching toward the sky. I was also fortunate to find my first purple-fringed orchid here, with half a dozen plants in the area I explored. Intent on heading into the bog, the water level became too high as I approached closer. With that, this site occupies a firm spot on my list to revisit. I found it to be both botanically interesting and photogenic.
More of my photos (and full-res) from Tamarack Creek Bog can be viewed here.
|Natural Communities / Geology||Tamarack Swamp, Bog, Forest, Marsh, Creek|
|Parking||Parking Area, Roadside|
|Easy to Find||Yes|
|Best Seen By||Foot|
|Located Within||Tamarack Creek Wildlife Area|