We will be working on the remaining dense brush in the areas around and in the prairie. This prairie is a joy to work on!
Directions: Google Map here. I-94 to state Hwy 50 (Kenosha/Lake Geneva exit). Hwy 50 west 1.5 miles to 144th Ave. South on 144th Ave 0.6 miles. Benedict Prairie is on the east side. There is a sign near the road. It is a long, narrow tract that runs along an old railroad bed. The lane to the south of the prairie is privately owned; please park on the shoulder of 144th, north of the prairie.
What to wear: You will need sturdy footwear, clothes that can get beat up and work gloves. Plus a water bottle! If you are concerned about weather or have questions, call 920-219-0427 on the date of the scheduled activity.
The Benedict Prairie Unit of The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Field Station consists of about six acres, actually 100 feet wide and one half mile long, on what was once a railroad right of way on the old Kenosha-Silver Lake-Beloit branch line of the Chicago Northwestern Railroad.
This is an iconic and rare mesic prairie that was actually inventoried in the 1950's by the Dr. John Curtis. Don't miss your chance to work on this exceptional site.
Google map and directions