Greenwood State Wildlife Area

This site is 1,438 acres of restored oak savanna and prairie, partly done to save the endangered oak savanna community, and partly to encourage its Karner Blue Butterfly population. The prairie habitat is vital nesting cover for Bobolinks, Grasshopper, Field and Vesper Sparrows, and both Eastern and Western Meadowlarks. Look for Karner Blue Butterflies in June and July where lupine plants mix with the stands of prairie grasses. Intermixed with beautiful prairie wildflowers are monarch butterflies and prairie mammals like 13-lined ground squirrels and badgers. You can also hike the Ice Age Trail at this site.

Directions: Located 1.5 miles southeast of Hancock on Cty FF.

Greenwood State Wildlife Area map

Gazetteer: Page 53, C-5 (prior to 10th edition). | Page 69, E-7 (10th edition).

Phone: 920/424-3050 (Oshkosh WDNR).

Web site: WDNR Greenwood State Wildlife Area

Signature Species: Ruffed Grouse and Sandhill Crane.

Rare Species: Bob-white Quail and Karner Blue Butterfly.

Seasonality: Open all year.

Parking: Parking lots.

Nearest Food & Lodging: Hancock.