Bass Hollow, SNA #270 (197/675)

Bass Hollow encompasses a southern mesic forest amidst a cliff-lined coulee, or hollow, in southern Juneau County.  It is found on both sides of Cowan Road east of CTH K.  A parking area for the adjacent Bass Hollow County Park is found on the south side of Cowan Road. I have visited Bass Hollow twice…

Kurtz Woods, SNA #169 (194/675)

Kurtz Woods features a southern mesic forest with a great variety of trees and nice displays of spring ephemeral wildflowers in an sububrban setting in Ozaukee County.  Parking is on the roadside in a residential neighborhood.  Two trailheads are are found on Dahlia Lane and West Acadia Drive.  Each is between two houses and evident…

Renak-Polak Maple-Beech Woods, SNA #95 (191/675)

Renak-Polak Maple-Beech Woods features southern mesic and wet-mesic forests on level topography just east of the Root River in Racine County.  There is no recommended parking and I would not suggest the roadside due to the lack of a shoulder and narrowness of the road.  Linwood Park is located just southwest and would probably be…

Waupun Park Maple Forest, SNA #51 (174/675)

Waupun Park Maple Forest features a mature southern mesic forest dominated by maple within the confines of Waupun County Park, on the northwest corner of the city of Waupun.  Two parking areas are available on the delightfully named CTH MMM and yes, that’s 3 M’s.  A trail begins from the northernmost of the two parking…

Pecatonica River Woods, SNA #260 (168/675)

Pecatonica River Woods features several southern Wisconsin forest types including southern mesic, southern dry-mesic, southern dry, and floodplain forest along a stretch of the Pecatonica River.  A gravel pull-off in front of a DNR access gate is found on the east side of the river as it cross CTH A in Iowa County. I feel…

Martin’s Woods, SNA #350 (124/675)

Martin’s Woods is a Waukesha County Land Conservancy property feature mesic and wet-mesic forests on Edgewood Avenue just west of Big Bend.  There is no dedicated parking area and not much of a shoulder to speak of, so just do your best in terms of parking as far off the road as you can. The…

Kewaskum Maple-Oak Woods, SNA #135 (94/674)

Kewaskum Maple-Oak Woods features southern mesic and southern dry-mesic forests split between two parcels located southeast of Kewaskum.  A parking area is located on South Mill Road from which a snowmobile trail heads west and bisects the non-SNA land between the two parcels. I have visited Kewaskum Maple-Oak Woods twice and am not very happy…

South Bluff/Devil’s Nose, SNA #97 (59/674)

South Bluff/Devil’s Nose is located on a large expanse of the Baraboo Hills and comprises the bulk of the southern portion of Devil’s Lake State Park.  There are a couple of areas to park: either the main south shore parking areas or a gravel cul-de-sac at the end of Burma Road in the southwest corner…

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…