Hemlock Draw, SNA #535 (2/674)

Hemlock Draw is a property owned by The Nature Conservancy and the site of recent invasive species control efforts, in particular buckthorn and garlic mustard. ┬áThe site is seemingly hemmed in by agricultural fields, but natural beauty awaits within. ┬áThere is a narrow hiking trail that leads beyond a TNC gate through the forest and…

Natural Bridge & Rockshelter, SNA #105 (1/674)

Natural Bridge & Rockshelter was the first SNA I visited and but I did not know much about the SNA program until I returned home later that Memorial Day weekend in 2009. Located in rural Sauk County, the site is relatively easy to find. The SNA is found within the boundaries of Natural Bridge State…

Bakken’s Pond, SNA #247 (15/674)

Finding Bakken’s Pond State Natural Area is easy and not so easy at the same time. The open body of water known as Bakken’s Pond as labelled in Google Maps is not within the boundaries of Bakken’s Pond SNA. My interpretation is that Bakken’s Pond is a larger area including the open water of the…