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Moely Prairie Public Tour
June 25, 2022 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pmFree
Please join us as we tour remnant Moely Prairie, a diverse landscape that promises to be in full bloom.
At just 23.5 acres, and surrounded by urban development, this prairie is the largest remaining remnant of the original 14,000-acre Sauk Prairie. Because this site was never plowed, a rich array of native prairie plants persists here.
Restoration efforts have been underway for the last six years and the removal of invasive trees and brush, along with regular controlled burns, are encouraging a wide variety of native prairie species to thrive including thousands of Prairie Smoke plants, Eastern Prickly Pear cactus, Hairy Puccoon, Prairie Blue-eyed Grass, Violet Wood Sorrel, Rough Blazing-star, Dotted Horsemint and Lead-plant.
This is a free event. Please leave your pets at home due to the sensitive nature of native plants and ground nesting birds.
Directions: We will meet at the southern entrance to the prairie at the dead end of Alban Lane in Prairie du Sac. From Highway 12, turn east on County Rd. PF (Prairie St). Turn right onto 21st Street and go one block to Fullerton. Turn right on Fullerton, then turn left onto Billings Avenue, and then go right onto Alban Lane. Parking is available on the street.
What to bring/wear: There is very little shade on the property so a water bottle may come in handy. Also sturdy, closed-toed shoes, long pants and a hat are highly recommended.
Rain date: 10 a.m.-noon June 26
For more information, contact Amy Chamberlin at firstname.lastname@example.org.