Mead Conifer Bogs (295/686)

Mead Conifer Bogs includes northern wet forest, shrub-carr, and bog habitats spanning the intersection of 3 counties in central Wisconsin: Wood, Portage, and Marathon.  The larger eastern parcel spans the northwest corner of Portage County and crosses into south-central Marathon County while the smaller western parcel rests in the northeast corner of Wood County.  It is part of the George Mead State Wildlife Area, a massive property with great birding opportunities as well.

Access is available near the northwest and southeast corners of the larger parcel via parking areas at the ends of County Line Road and Blueberry Lane, respectively.  I first attempted reaching the site from the first access which leads into a northern wet forest community and quickly encountered high water that would have breached the level of my rubber boots and precluded a reasonable route deeper into the area.  Easier access is available from the Blueberry Lane parking area, where the initial route is through shrub-carr.  Unfortunately, I did not have as much time to spend at this site as I would have liked and it lands firmly on my ‘must revisit’ list, probably in 2018.

More of my photos (and full-res) from Mead Conifer Bogs can be viewed here.

400 more blog posts to go!  Well, actually a few more than that remain; counting SNA’s delisted since I started and a few SNA’s to be designated, the current total is 687, though hopefully, that will increase!

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Additional Information

SNA # 373
County Wood, Portage, Marathon
Natural Communities / Geology Northern Wet Forest, Shrub-Carr, Bog
Size (Acres) 932
Parking Parking Areas
Trails No
Easy to Find Yes
Best Seen By Foot
Marked Boundaries No
Ownership Wisconsin DNR
Located Within Mead Wildlife Area
Dates Visited 6.14.13

Marathon, Portage, and Wood Counties

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