Come spend a pleasant summer evening in July walking through remnant and planted prairie looking for the last few scattered late blooming and previously missed sweet clover and wild parsnip, all the while hearing and seeing grassland birds and seeing up close a wide array of prairie flowers, butterflies, and bumblebees. We have removed these weeds almost from most of Schurch-Thomson Prairie and other areas of the Mounds View Grassland. It is critical that we get every last one before they set seed, so the problem does not come back. The intern crew is doing the bulk of the work, but they cannot do it all. Your help is important to getting those last few plants. Parsnip predators will be provided.
What to Bring/Wear: Bring gloves, long pants, long-sleeved shirt, water, and hat. They are a necessity in doing this type of activity.
Directions to Site: 8624 Reilly Rd, Barneveld. 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, as F turns to the right & the straight-ahead road becomes County Z. Stay on F.