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  • Thomson Memorial Prairie

    Things aren’t always what they seem.

    Take, for instance, Thomson Memorial Prairie just south of Blue Mounds. Reconsider shrugging it off as just another field near expansive farmland, because it’s actually one of the few remaining dry prairies in Wisconsin.

    I traveled there on June 4 for a field trip through The Nature Conservancy (which owns and manages over 600 acres of […]

  • Barneveld Prairie

    A few weeks ago I spent a Saturday morning getting fresh (chilly) air and dirty hands at Barneveld Prairie.

    The Nature Conservancy held a volunteer work party there on the parcel of land known as the Muehllehner Addition on May 14 to collect invasive garlic mustard. So now I know that the “pretty” white flowering plant that […]