Hub City Bog, SNA #80 (150/675)

Hub City Bog encompasses a bog and relict pine stands in northern Richland County.  Part of the site is owned by the University of Wisconsin via the Arboretum and as such, access is restricted.  A parcel south of Hub City is DNR-owned and open to the public.  Parking for this parcel is on CTH I…

Richwood Bottoms, SNA #249 (79/674)

Richwood Bottoms contains an excellent floodplain forest along the Wisconsin River.  An access lane heads south from STH 60 and dead-ends at a gate near a bridge that the DNR uses to reach the area.  From here, walk across the bridge and then southeast approximately 1/2 mile to the northern edge of the site.  I…

Orion Mussel Bed, SNA #298 (13/674)

A diversity of rare mussels and insects inhabit this 4.2 mile stretch of the Wisconsin River along its northern shore.  These include the state-threatened rock pocketbook (Arcidens confragosus), monkeyface (Quadrula metanevra), and wartyback (Q. nodulata), and the federally endangered Higgins’ eye (Lampsilis higginsii). Rare invertebrates include the smoky shadowfly (Neurocordulia molesta), elusive clubtail (Stylurus notatus),…

Gotham Jack Pine Barrens, SNA #279 (12/674)

The largest jack pine barrens in Richland County is found here at Gotham Jack Pine Barrens.  Located just south of US14, a dead-end road leads to a gated access road with room to park.  The easiest, though slightly longer access is to follow the access road southeast and then due south toward the Wisconsin River….