Coulee Region Chapter is within the Driftless Region of western Wisconsin. The area contains dry hill prairies, river terrace sand prairies, oak savanna, and oak barrens. Many members have small hill prairie remnants, and we work on those along with partnering on other lands. We share the vast knowledge within our membership among ourselves, and with others through outreach activities.
The Coulee Region chapter covers Buffalo, Jackson, La Crosse, Monroe, Trempealeau and Vernon Counties in Wisconsin. We invite you to join us!
Chapter contact: Jim Rogala, email@example.com, 608-799-6344
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The Sunday June 14 hike at the Rogala Prairies
We had a good hike on what turned out to be a beautiful day with regard to weather and bugs. We only briefly talked about the plantings on the way up and pointed out a few plants, particularly looking at plants not blooming yet. Stopped to look at a Lily-leaved Twayblade orchid that made its way into a planting. After a short walk through the woods, we slowly hiked through various prairie openings that have been expanded by removing trees and shrubs. After eventually reaching the top, we hiked along the ridge in the woods to another larger open hill prairie to look at some different species such as Downy Painted-cup. The 340-foot descent back to where we started was much easier than the hike up!
We hope to schedule more field trips for later this summer!
COVID-19 Guidelines will be in effect for all hikes: (read the current guidelines at: https://www.theprairieenthusiasts.org/covid-19).