Cudahy Woods (299/686)

Cudahy Woods features several forested natural communities: mesic, dry-mesic, and wet-mesic just a short distance from the Milwaukee Airport.  An unmarked driveway on the south side of College Avenue, approximately 1.5 miles east of I94.  The driveway leads to a small parking area and subsequently a paved loop closer to the trailhead. The trail forms…

Rhine Center Bog (252/679)

Rhine Center Bog includes a bog lake surrounded by a southern wet-mesic forest in north-central Sheboygan County.  A large gravel parking area is located on the east side of STH 57 just northwest of Rhine Center and just south of the intersection of STH 57 and CTH EH. From the parking area, an informal trail…

Kickapoo Wild Woods, SNA #570 (206/675)

Kickapoo Wild Woods encompasses forest types ranging from dry to mesic and floodplain strecthing from ridgetops down to the Kickapoo River 350 feet below.  The site is comprised of two parcels north of Wauzeka with parking areas available from STH 131 and Badger Lane. Well, the rain that had begun at my previous stop, Wauzeka…

Wyalusing Hardwood Forest, SNA #5 (198/675)

Wyalusing Hardwood Forest features a mixture of southern forest types (wet-mesic, mesic, dry-mesic, and dry) near the confluence of the Wisconsin and Mississippi Rivers in Wyalusing State Park.  The closest parking area is a pull-off from the main park road near the Paul Lawrence Interpretive Center with room for 3-4 cars.  From there, take the…

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…

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…

Milwaukee River & Swamp, SNA #93 (91/674)

Milwaukee River and Swamp features a mixture of wet-mesic forests of the northern and southern varieties as well as a conifer swamp along the shores of the Milwaukee River and Mauthe Lake within the Northern Unit of the Kettle Moraine State Forest.  It is one of 11 SNA’s within this forest unit.  The Ice Age…

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…