Glacial Prairie Chapter is in the southeastern corner of Wisconsin, outside the Driftless Area. While our region lacks the hill prariies found in other chapters, we have some unique prairies associated with glacial till. Other prairies in the area include large sand prairies, some wet prairies, and the typical roadside and railroad prairies the escaped development. We work together in coops on lands of our members and partner with other organizations. We also are active during the week with schools in the area, doing presentations and planting school prairies.The Glacial Prairies Chapter covers Dodge, Jefferson, Kenosha, Milwaukee, Racine, Walworth, and Waukesha Counties in Wisconsin. We invite you to join us!
Board representative: Alice Mirk, email@example.com; 920-219-0427
COME JOIN US: You're invited to our annual Chapter Get-Together!
Guided Tour of Young Prairie followed by lunch at the celebrated Trout House in Palmyra
Saturday, July 28th 9:00 am to 2pm
Location: Jefferson and Walworth Counties. T4N-R16E, Section 5; T5N-R16E, Section 31, 32, 33. 806 acres.
Description: Young Prairie features a large wet-mesic prairie containing rare plants and animals. It is among the best and largest prairie remnants of its type known in the region. A small stream and associated wetland vegetation are located in the northeast section of the tract. Surrounded by agricultural lands on the east, south, and west, and by old field on the north, this low prairie is relatively flat except for a number of seasonally flooded, shallow depressions scattered throughout. More than 80 species of native plants have been found including such showy species as compass plant, prairie dock, blazing-star, purple prairie-clover, lead-plant, shooting-star, turks-cap lily, coneflower, sunflowers, goldenrods, and asters. Nesting birds include common yellowthroat, sedge wren, and swamp sparrow. Occasional visitors are sandhill crane and short-eared owl. Young Prairie is owned by the DNR and was designated a State Natural Area in 1977.
We will meet at the Young Prairie parking lot at 9am. The parking lot is located on Young Rd. Take Young Rd to the west of County Road H (South of Palmyra). The parking lot will be on the right-hand side.
After the hike, we will meet at The Trout House for lunch. This is just south of Palmyra on H. We will choose off the menu (its a great selection and the chef is incredible) and everyone will pay for their own meal and beverage. Prices range from modest to expensive and all is good. The restaurant would like a head count so please call or email by July 25th if you plan to join us.
Contact Alice at:
firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 920-219-0427; BY JULY 25th PLEASE
Chapter Work days.
If you have any questions, comments or need more information, please contact the Glacial Prairie Chapter Event Coordinator at: email@example.com.