Ash Creek Community Forest
This 355-acre county conservation property is an excellent place to spot warblers and other migrating songbirds in the spring. It produces good birds throughout the year as well. Four miles of hiking trails through the property allow you to explore spring-fed Ash Creek, shrubby lowlands, pond and forest habitat. There is some open grassland scattered through the lowlands. Look for flycatchers, Common Yellowthroats, American Goldfinch and Indigo Buntings. Ash creek is a Class I trout stream, one of many in this county.
Directions: Travel south of Richland Center on Hwy 80 about 2 miles.
Gazetteer: Page 33, B-7 (prior to 10th edition). | Page 83, B-8 (10th edition).
Phone: 800/422-1318 (Richland Area Chamber of Commerce).
Web site: Ash Creek Community Forest
Signature Species: Blue-winged Warbler, Willow Flycatcher and Great-crested Flycatcher.
Rare species: Pileated Woodpecker and Blue-gray Gnatcatcher.
Parking: Parking lot.
Nearest food & lodging: Richland Center.