Suk Cerney Peatlands (311/687)

Suk Cerney Peatlands is a massive complex of meadow, bog, swamp, and pine barrens covering over 3600 acres (11th largest SNA) in Juneau County’s Meadow Valley State Wildlife Area.  The site is located west of Necedah and can be reached by taking North 6th Avenue north from CTH H to Bewick Trail which runs along…

Big & Little Marsh, SNA #391 (181/675)

Big & Little Marsh features marsh, fen, and northern wet-mesic habitats on the eastern side of Washington Island in Door County.  Take the ferry from mainland Door County and then park along any of several roads including: Deer Lane Road, Michigan Road, Town Line Road, Wickman Road, or North Hemlock Drive. I would classify my…

Mink River Estuary, SNA #218 (109/675)

Mink River Estuary features one of the most pristine freshwater estuaries in the country as well as associated wetland communities including marsh and conifer swamp.  Land access is availabe from two spots:  a large parking area off of CTH NP where it turns sharply north and off of Mink River Road. This site is best…

Milwaukee River & Swamp, SNA #93 (91/674)

Milwaukee River and Swamp features a mixture of wet-mesic forests of the northern and southern varieties as well as a conifer swamp along the shores of the Milwaukee River and Mauthe Lake within the Northern Unit of the Kettle Moraine State Forest.  It is one of 11 SNA’s within this forest unit.  The Ice Age…

Argonne Experimental Forest, SNA #441 (70/674)

Argonne Experimental Forest contains a northern mesic forest and conifer swamp within the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest.  The SNA is located within a research forest of the same same which is administered by the US Forest Service.  The larger experimental forest is one of 24 in the northern US and one of three in Wisconsin (Harshaw…

Two Lakes Pine-Oak Forest, SNA #511 (56/674)

Two Lakes Pine-Oak Forest is actually located between three lakes and a conifer swamp.  The easiest access is at the end of Will Jo Road which ends in a cul-de-sac followed by a hummocky walk though the swamp to the forest. My visit here was shorter than I would have liked due to the dwindling…