Eagle Eye (282/681)

Eagle Eye, so named for a slit in the rocky ridge, features a mosaic of natural communities including dry prairie remnants, oak woodland, oak savnna, and a trout stream, all occurring on a narrow, curving ridge that rises 250 feet above the surrounding landscape in eastern Vernon county, northwest of Viroqua.  The site is located…

Lawrence Creek, SNA #70 (156/675)

Lawrence Creek’s focal point is, wait for it, Lawrence Creek.  Several other natural communities are present including mixed forest, sedge meadow, and degraded land slated for restoration to prairie.  The natural area is divided into two parcels, one each in Adams and Marquette Counties.  Several parking areas are scattered around the periphery of the Lawrence…

Hulburt Creek Woods, SNA #371 (47/674)

Hulburt Creek Woods is comprised of 3 separate, though nearby, parcels within the Hulburt Creek Fishery Area in Sauk County.  The creek is a picturesque trout stream winding through northern and southern dry-mesic forests and areas with sandstone cliffs and alder thickets.  I have visited the easatern and western parcels so far.  The western parcel…