Barneveld Prairie State Natural Area
This property encompasses two tracts totaling 971acres. It is a remnant of a habitat known as tallgrass prairie that covered most of southern Wisconsin prior to settlement. Grassland birds that are rare in other parts of the state are common here; the call of the bobolink and upland sandpipers take one back to earlier days. Colorful butterflies bob and weave across the sea of blooming wildflowers and the winds toss the grasses like a sea of waves.
Directions: For the 79-acre Thomas Pasture Tract, see the next listing. To reach the Muehllehner addition from Barneveld, travel south on Cty K 1.5 miles to Langberry Road, then west .5 mile to the junction of Lee and Langberry and a small parking area.
Gazetteer: Page 27, A-4 (prior to 10th edition). | Page 84, F-4 (10th edition).
Phone: 608/251-8140 (The Nature Conservancy of Wisconsin).
Signature Species: Western Meadowlark, Upland Sandpiper and Bobolink.
Rare species: Grasshopper Sparrow, Vesper Sparrow and Hill’s thistle.
Parking: Parking along road.
Nearest Food & Lodging: Barneveld.