Start Date: 7/21/2018 10:00 AM CDT
End Date: 7/21/2018 12:00 PM CDT
Come explore Shea Prairie, a unit of The Prairie Enthusiasts’ 570-acre Mounds View Grassland Preserve. The Shea unit covers 102 acres consisting of dry and dry-mesic remnant prairie, new prairie plantings, a cold-water trout stream, ground-water fed wetland restorations, fen seeps, and ephemeral ponds. These and adjacent properties form a complex of remnant prairie and CRP grasslands that are rich with grassland birds and other prairie animals. Summer flowers will be in bloom, and we hope to see the rare, beautiful, and endangered Regal Fritillary and many other butterflies, as well as dragonflies. Bring binoculars for butterfly viewing (the closer they can focus the better--we will have a few extra binoculars). This trip is co-sponsored by the Southern Wisconsin Butterfly Association and The Prairie Enthusiasts.
Time: 10:00 AM to Noon Leaders: Rich Henderson (TPE) (email@example.com or 608-235-4165) and Karl & Dorothy Legler (SWBA).
Directions: From US Highway 18/151, at 1.5 miles west of Blue Mounds, turn south on Mounds View Road. Proceed on Mounds View for 2.5 miles to where it joins briefly with Prairie Grove Rd. Stay with Mounds View and go another 0.8 miles. Look for the preserve kiosk and parking on the left (east) side of the road. There are both gravel and grass parking areas off road. Address is 3095 Mounds View Road, Barneveld.