Tiffany Bottoms, SNA #30 (95/674)

Tiffany Bottoms features a floodplain forest as part of one of the largest river deltas in the Midwest.  There are 3 parking areas on the east side of the SNA, reached via short access lanes off of Hwy 25 north of Nelson. I visited Tiffany Bottoms and the encompassing Tiffany Wildlife Area as part of…

Mud Lake Fen & Wet Prairie, SNA #604 (78/674)

Mud Lake Fen & Wet Prairie is exactly what it sounds like, although the fen is much smaller than the wet prairie.  It can be reached from a parking area off of Conservation Road south of Lake Mills.  One parking area is directly on that road and another is 1/4 mile north on an access…

Grassy Lake, SNA #548 (77/674)

Having explored an SNA or two, one thing I have realized is that when a site is named something like Grassy Lake, sometimes the site is only the lake and sometimes its hundreds of additional acres.  This is a case of the former.  It is an easy site to find with a parking area on…

Hook Lake Bog, SNA #242 (74/674)

Hook Lake Bog is a high quality bog in Dane County featuring a soft water bog lake, rare for this part of the state.  Found within Hook Lake Wildlife Area, there are several ways to reach the property, one of which didn’t exist when I visited.  The first suggestion from the DNR is to park…