Muir Park, SNA #96 (153/675)

Muir Park features a variety of natural communities within the boundaries of Muir County Park in Marquette County.  A parking area and boat ramp are available off of Fox River Road.  The Ice Age Trail forms a loop around Ennis Lake. The prairie was in full force during my mid-June visit.  Butterfly milkweed, spiderwort, prairie…

Scott Lake & Shelp Lake, SNA #117 (71/674)

Scott Lake and Shelp Lake SNA contains, appropriately enough, Scott Lake and Shelp Lake.  The area around the lakes is northern mesic forest consisting of mostly hemlock with a few large red and white pines.  Near the lakes are areas with black spruce and tamaracks as well as open bog and shrub swamp.  The site…