Blueberry Trail (312/688)

Blueberry Trail preserves a floodplain forest along the slow, wide turns of Beaver Creek within the Meadow Valley State Wildlife Area in Juneau County.  The site can be accessed from Mulloney Road.  No parking areas are present, so this was another pull the car as far off the gravel road as possible situation.

There are also no trails present at this site, not that any were particularly necessary.  It was clear from the topography that the creek regularly overflows its banks.  Wide expanses of sand bordered stretches of the creek.  The groundlayer was fairly sparse here, suggesting that the site had recently flooded.  Insect and amphibian life was plentiful with several frog and butterfly species observed.  The floodwaters make for undulating topography that was interesting to explore.

More of my photos (and full-res) from Blueberry Trail 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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Additional Information

SNA # 577
County Juneau
Natural Communities / Geology Floodplain Forest, Creek, Sedge Meadow, Fen, Meadow, Tamarack Swamp
Size (Acres) 251
Parking Roadside
Trails No
Easy to Find Yes
Best Seen By Foot
Marked Boundaries No
Ownership US Fish & Wildlife Service; More info: Wisconsin DNR
Located Within Meadow Valley State Wildlife Area
Dates Visited 8.17.13

Juneau
Juneau County
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