Snapper Prairie, SNA #168 (60/674)

Snapper Prairie is a low prairie surrounded by agricultural fields in Jefferson County.  It is not the easiest site to find because access is via an unmarked farm lane off of County Highway G.  That dead-ends right at the prairie. I have visited this site three times and the weather has been remarkably similar each…

Audubon Goose Pond, SNA #86 (34/674)

Audubon Goose Pond is a hotspot for birding, particularly during spring or autumn migrations when many species of shorebirds and waterfowl, in particular, stop here. Also known as Goose Pond Sanctuary, over 240 species of birds have been spotted here.  Hundreds of tundra swans and Canada geese congregate here during migration season.  The site itself…