Carver-Roehl Woods, the subject of this, my 300th blog post, features a southern mesic forest on and around the hillside and rocky overhangs along Spring Brook Creek in Rock County’s Carver-Roehl Park. The park entrance is found on South Carver’s Rock Road just north of East Creek Road. The park road eventually forms a loop along which several pull-offs for parking. In the center of the loop is a nice playground for the kids. South of the park entrance a separate pull-off provides room for several cars, but it is not connected to the trail network.
Trails loop through the forest and can be moderately steep in some places. For the family, this can be a nice walk through the woods followed by some time on the playground. Though the moniker ‘creek’ suggests a more docile body of flowing water, this one was rather wide and moving quite quickly. Spring ephemerals were just emerging on my most recent visit, including hepatica and bloodroot. I suspect that Carver-Roehl Woods would be a decent site for further ephemerals as the season progresses and as the work of volunteers continues through the years (garlic mustard was noted here as well). Stop by for a nice stroll if you are in the area.
More of my photos (and full-res) from Cudahy Woods 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||Southern Mesic Forest, Creek, Cliff|
|Easy to Find||Yes|
|Best Seen By||Foot|
|Ownership||Rock County; More info: Wisconsin DNR|
|Located Within||Caver-Roehl County Park|
|Dates Visited||6.23.13 / 3.26.16|