Help is needed in out-planting roots of wild strawberry into various prairie restorations areas at TPE’s Mounds View Grassland Preserve. In the original mesic and wet-mesic prairies of Wisconsin, strawberry was very common under the taller vegetation. So much so that early travelers on the prairie in mid-June described wagon wheels and horse’s hoofs becoming red from the berries. In our efforts to bring back the full prairie ecosystem at Mounds View, we are attempting to re-establish strawberries on a large scale.
What to Bring/Wear: Be prepared for digging in the ground. Tools will be provided, but if you have a favorite hand shovel or trowel, bring it along.
Directions to Site: From the intersection of US Hwy 18-151 and County F (south of Blue Mounds in western Dane County), take F approximately 5 miles south. Turn right onto Reilly Road, and proceed to parking lot and kiosks at the end of the road (past the barn). (Note: A half mile down F from 18-151, pay close attention to the road signs, for F turns to the right & the straight-ahead road becomes County Z. Stay on F.)