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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|Natural Communities / Geology||Floodplain Forest, Creek, Sedge Meadow, Fen, Meadow, Tamarack Swamp|
|Easy to Find||Yes|
|Best Seen By||Foot|
|Ownership||US Fish & Wildlife Service; More info: Wisconsin DNR|
|Located Within||Meadow Valley State Wildlife Area|