Blueberry Trail (312/688)

Blueberry Trail preserves a floodplain forest along the slow, wide turns of Beaver Creek within the Meadow Valley State Wildlife Area in Juneau County.  The site can be accessed from Mulloney Road.  No parking areas are present, so this was another pull the car as far off the gravel road as possible situation. There are…

Necedah Oak-Pine Forest (286/681)

Necedah Oak-Pine Forest is described as featuring an almost-closed forest, but more closely resembles a savanna.  Located approximately 5 miles southeast of Necedah Oak-Pine Savanna, this site can be reached by taking Speedway Road east 3/4 mile from STH 80.  The site is found at the intersection of Speedway Road and 10th Avenue, both gravel…

Necedah Oak-Pine Savanna (285/681)

Necedah Oak-Pine Savanna includes barrens and northern dry forest communities within the confines of the Necedah National Wildlife Refuge in northern Juneau County and is one of two SNA’s within the refuge.  The site, southwest of the Sprague-Mather Flowage, is most easily accessed via Bewick Trail, a gravel road.  Note that some Refuge roads are…

Midway Railroad Prairie, SNA #18 (99/674)

Midway Railroad Prairie is, as its name implies, a prairie along a former railroad right-of-way.  What makes this site different is that it encompasses substantially more land away from the trail compared to most other former railroad prairies which tend to be thin strips of land.  The Great River State Trail runs along the site’s…