Silver Lake Bog contains a bog and northern wet forest situated in the far southeastern corner of the state in Kenosha County. The site is owned by the Silver Lake Sportsmans Club and permission is required before visiting.
The description of “open bog” refers to having <10% tree cover, per the WDNR's description of this natural community type. Reviewing satellite imagery, I have noticed that natural succession is occuring as trees encroach from all sides. Additionally, while this site originally contained a bog lake, year-round open water was last observed in ~2005.
My visit seemed to be in between peak seasons for the bog. I would have preferred a June, July, or September visit, but alas, that will have to wait for another time when I can venture to one of the far corners of our beautiful state.
More of my photos (and full-res) from Silver Lake Bog 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 nearly 700, though hopefully, that will increase!
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|Natural Communities / Geology||Bog; Northern Wet Forest|
|Easy to Find||Yes|
|Best Seen By||Foot|
|Ownership||Silver Lake Sportsmens Club; More info: Wisconsin DNR|
|Boundaries not disclosed|
2 Comments Add yours
hi joshua! i’m doing a poetry project w/ the sna’s, and i’ve been trying to get access to silver lake bog for awhile now, but i haven’t received a reply from many attempts. do you mind if i ask how you gained permission? (you can email my personal account (subscribed) if you prefer not to answer here.) thanks for this documentation of our natural wonders! peace, jacob
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