Warnimont Bluff Fens represents a rather unusual place to find a fen, on tall bluffs overlooking Lake Michigan. The location is not disclosed by the DNR and will not be here either, but I was allowed some special dispensation by the county.
So as not to not tread on the fragile ecosystem, I enjoyed the views from on top of the bluff and a lovely stroll along the beach at its base. In several areas, the fen was easily photographable from these locations. Lesser fringed gentian, Kalm’s lobelia, grass-of-Parnassus, and various goldenrods were abundant. Unfortunately, the invasive purple loosestrife was also present in some spots. I enjoyed this site and look forward to additional long walks on the beach, perhaps at different times of the year to observe the changing flora.
More of my photos (and full-res) from Warnimont Bluff Fens can be viewed here.
Just under 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 689, though hopefully, that will increase!
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|Natural Communities / Geology||Fen, Bluff|
|Parking||Parking Lot (paved)|
|Easy to Find||No|
|Best Seen By||Foot|
|Ownership||Milwaukee County; More info: Wisconsin DNR|
|Dates Visited||6.16.13 / 9.3.16|
|Location not disclosed|