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Tour of Moely Prairie
June 26, 2021 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 amFree
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 persist here.
Restoration efforts have been underway for the last five 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.
To see updates on the progress of Moely Prairie’s restoration work, and to learn more about volunteer opportunities, consider following us on Facebook at “For The Love of Moely Prairie” and on Instagram @moelyprairie.
Directions: We will meet at the Alban Lane entrance to the prairie, located within the Westwynde neighborhood in Prairie du Sac. Street parking is allowed near the entrance.
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: 9-11 a.m. June 27
For more information, contact Amy Chamberlin at email@example.com.