Faville Prairie, SNA #3 (226/675)

Faville Prairie features a low prairie surrounded by sedge meadow and shrub-carr in Jefferson County.  Owned by the UW System and managed by the UW Arboretum, permission is required to visit the site. As denoted by its number (3), Faville Prairie was one of the first SNA’s and was designated in 1952.  The fluctuating water…

Finnerud Pine Forest, SNA #31 (222/675)

Finnerud Pine Forest encompasses an old-growth red pine forest, bog, and lake shoreline.  The site is owned by the University of Wisconsin System via the Board of Regents and is managed by the UW Arboretum.  Visits require advanced permission. I am grateful to the UW Arboretum for allowing me to visit the several natural areas…

Lodde’s Mill Bluff, SNA #52 (23/674)

Rising 300 feet above Honey Creek, Lodde’s Mill Bluff contains both a dry prairie and a cooler cliffside with a completely different plant composition.  It should first be noted that this site is owned by the University of Wisconsin Board of Regents and is managed by the University of Wisconsin Arboretum.  As such, written permission…