Marshall’s Point is a secluded piece of splendor in Door County. A relic boreal forest and northern mesic forest untouched for more than a century lie within the protections of a gated community and neither its location or the method by which I obtained permission will be disclosed here.
I was fortunate to be guided on our exploration of this Wisconsin gem by one of the residents of the community. I would have loved to spend more time here, but wanted to be respectful of my host’s time. As such, macro shots of plants were not a luxury time afforded and I stuck to mostly landscape photographs of the beautiful forest. Footpaths meandered through the woods, often along the old shoreline now composed of limestone. The shoreline afforded views of bald eagles and American white pelicans, always a curious sight, no matter how many times I am fortunate enough to view them. Lilies dotted the landscape in sunnier locales, while mosses and liverworts found a home in shadier spots. This area was once slated to become a golf course and evidence is still found in the form of the old clear-cut fairways. While a sad reminder of destruction, those narrow swaths cut through green splendor represent hope that conservation can be victorious every now and then and ecologically wonderful areas such as this can be preserved for the future.
More of my photos (and full-res) from Marshall’s Point 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||Boreal Forest, Northern Mesic Forest|
|Easy to Find||No|
|Best Seen By||Foot|
|Ownership||Private; More info: Wisconsin DNR|
|Location not disclosed|