Self-Guided Interpretive Hikes -- Native Grasslands & Prairies

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  • The Mead Wildlife Education Team is pleased to welcome families, teachers and homeschoolers to the new series of monthly self-guided interpretive trail walks for 2021. Families can get outdoors and enjoy the seasons throughout the year, while exploring three habitats and inter-relationships with wildlife on the Mead property through these interpretive lessons. Trail information handouts and tools needed will be available in the brochure rack where the hike begins at the Visitor Front Kiosk Parking Lot.

    Native Grasslands & Prairies

    Prior to European settlement, 1.5 million acres of tall grass prairie covered land across North America where bison roamed. Few remnants of tall grass prairie remain in Wisconsin today. Prairie habitat is dominated by grasses, sedges and forbs. The Mead Wildlife Area is home to a variety of grassland types that provide critical habitat for prairie and grassland wildlife. The variety of colors painted on the prairie canvas is a sight to behold in addition to the many prairie insects and birds that rely on the blooming flowers.

    For more information, please call:

    Pam Resech (715) 315-9393

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Self-Guided Interpretive Hikes -- Native Grasslands & Prairies