York Prairie, SNA #348 (155/675)

York Prairie is composed of three dry-mesic prairie remnants along with cliffs and springs in northwestern Green County, west of New Glarus.  A grassy parking area is available at the middle of three parcels off of York Valley Road. During my two visits to York Prairie, I explored the middle parcel fairly completely.  In late…

Ward/Swartz Decatur Woods, SNA #231 (54/674)

Ward/Swartz Decatur Woods is a small southern dry-mesic forest northwest of Brodhead in Green County.  The closest parking area is for Decatur Dam Park, about 1/5 mile to the south.  The road in this area is narrow and gets a decent amount of traffic, so I would not suggest parking on the road.  The site…

Abraham’s Woods, SNA #38 (52/674)

Abraham’s Woods is a southern mesic forest in Green County.  As the location is not disclosed by the DNR, it will not be disclosed here.  Permission is required for visiting. This site has the quintessential Wisconsin forest with a variety of tree species and ages.  A sandstone rich arcs through the site and gives it…

Oliver Prairie, SNA #58 (51/674)

Oliver Prairie is a small, dry hillside prairie remnant in Green County.  As the location is not disclosed by the DNR, it will not be disclosed here.  Permission is required for visiting. I have found the site to be rather unremarkable, but this is in part due to the late summer season for both of…

Muralt Bluff Prairie (50/674)

Muralt Bluff Prairie was protected thanks to the foresight of a few Green County residents, was then purchased by Green County, and is now owned by The Prairie Enthusiasts and the DNR (and managed by the former).  It is definitely one of my favorite sites, in part because of the care with which it is…