Start Date: 6/9/2018 9:00 AM EDT
End Date: 6/9/2018 12:00 PM EDT
Come help us look for endangered wooly milkweeds, and explore prairie remnants and restoration at TPE's Erbe Grassland preserve, and the adjacent Goplin Property (200 acres all total). This site has a population of the State Endangered woolly milkweed, which is very rare throughout its range. We have been trying to inventory the site for this species, which is short and easily overlooked when not in bloom. They should be in flower at this time, and stimulated to flower by the burns planned for this spring. With enough people, we hope to find new plants and colonies. This is also a great site to experience rare and uncommon grassland birds such as upland sandpipers, bobolinks, meadowlarks, Henslow’s sparrows, grasshopper sparrows, and more, so bring binoculars. Be prepared for a long hike off trail. We recommend long pants, sturdy shoes, a hat, and sunscreen.
Difficulty: Moderate hiking (2 mile plus) over uneven terrain.
Time: 9:00 AM to Noon Trip Leader: Rich Henderson (608-845-7065 or firstname.lastname@example.org)
Directions: Take US 18-151 west from Madison, at 1.5 miles west of Mt. Horeb, turn left (south) on Erbe Road. Go for 0.7 miles and look for the parking lot and kiosk on right side of the road (across from quarry).