Comstock Bog Meadow State Natural Area

This property lies within a large basin in the glaciated Central Plain. It has a quaking bog mat of sedges and sphagnum moss. The alkaline conditions of the water support the growth of unusual plants such as pitcher plant and bog-rosemary. The property changes to a sedge meadow that is treeless and open except for a small area of tamarack, poison sumac, and bog birch. Sandhill Cranes are here by the hundreds in the fall where they rest for migration. Nesting birds around the marsh and sedge meadows include wading birds and some hard-to-find grassland species.

Comstock Bog Meadow State Natural Area map

Directions:From Montello, go north 4.8 miles on Hwy 22, then east on 1 mile on Cty J, then north and east 1 mile on Edgewood Road to a parking area north of the road.

Gazetteer: Page 44, A-2 (prior to 10th edition). | Page 78, A-1 (10th edition).

Phone: 920/787- 4686 (Wautoma WDNR).

Web site: WDNR Comstock Bog Meadow State Natural Area

Signature species: Sandhill Crane, Sora Rail, Virginia Rail, Bobolink, Leconte's Sparrow and Henslow's Sparrow.

Rare species: Yellow Rail and Blueheaded Vireo.

Parking: Parking lot.

Nearest food & lodging: Montello.