Kalscheur Oak Savanna Butterflies and Flowers

Aug. 31 (Saturday afternoon)                       Kalscheur Oak Savanna                                                  Iowa County, WI
Come look for butterflies and flowers on this 19-acre preserve.  The site was protected by TPE in 1994, and is currently managed by the Empire-Sauk Chapter.  It is topographically diverse with a south facing aspect, and is covered by scattered oak trees and prairie openings.  At the base of the slope, springs and ground water seeps flow into a stream-side wetland complex.  Past grazing left the site in rough shape, but with tree/brush removal, periodic fire, and some inter-seeding of lost prairie and savanna species, recovery is coming along nicely.  So far, 243 native plant species have been identified on site.  Rough blazingstar, and many other late-summer wildflowers should be in bloom.   Close focusing binoculars are recommended for butterfly viewing.  Be prepared for off trail hiking.
Time:  1:00 to 3:00 PM.                          Trip leader:  Rich Henderson (TPE) (tpe.rhenderson@tds.net or 608-845-7065)
Directions:  From the Village of Hollandale in southeastern Iowa Co, take County Road K south from Hwy 39 for 2.44 miles.  Look for a small TPE sign on the left (northeast) side of the road.  Note: the preserve entrance is ¼ mi past the bridge over Olson Creek on County K.  Parking is along the road, be sure to park at least 3 ft off pavement.  We will be hiking in from there.

WHEN
August 31, 2019 at 1pm - 3pm
WHERE
Kalscheur Oak Savanna

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