Karcher Springs (322/693)

*experimenting with post format; bear with me* Karcher Springs contains wetland and upland natural communities in southern Kenosha County. Located within Karcher State Wildlife Area, the SNA can be easily accessed from a Wildlife Area parking lot on the north side of CTH JB/31st St just west of STH 83. The west side of the…

Lauterman Lake (304/687)

Lauterman Lake encompasses rolling terrain, a mesic hardwood forest, lakes, creeks, and a braided esker system in northern Florence County.  The site can be reached via parking areas on Brule River Road (FR 2154) to the east of the namesake lake and FR 2553 to the west; both are just south of STH 70.  Note…

Cherry Lake Sedge Meadow, SNA #120 (172/675)

Cherry Lake Sedge Meadow contains a southern sedge meadow, as well as northern wet forest, tamarack bog and surrounding uplands.  A parking area for the encompassing Honey Creek Wildlife Area is located on CTH W midway between Waterford and Burlington. I started off from the parking area by following one of several foot-trails that wander…

Butler Lake & Flynn’s Spring, SNA #257 (89/674)

Butler Lake features the namesake lake and spring, as well as a short segment of the Parnell Esker.  It is one of 11 SNA’s found within the Northern Unit of the Kettle Moraine State Forest.  Access is easy via a large parking area at a bend in Butler Lake Road.  There is a boat landing…