Get Dad up for some an early morning bird watching and wildflower hunting. Come hike into the secluded valley of the Schurch-Thomson Prairie. There will be opportunity to see and hear numerous grassland and savanna bird such as bobolinks, meadowlarks, grasshopper sparrows, upland sandpipers, and Henslow’s sparrows. We will also be encountering many prairie wildflowers of late spring and early summer, such as white wild indigo, meadow -rue, prairie phlox, and prairie (wood) lily. Schurch-Thomson Prairie is a 193-acre unit of TPE’s 570-acre Mounds View Grassland preserve. Bring binoculars and be prepared for a long hike, some off trail.
Trip Leader: Rich Henderson (608-845-7065 or firstname.lastname@example.org)
Directions: Address is 8624 Reilly Road, 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, for F turns to the right & the straight ahead road becomes County Z. Stay on F.)