Petrified Springs County Park and Hawthorne Hollow Arboretum
These properties are best for birds during the spring and fall migrations when the large trees provide perfect habitat for migrants. Pikes Creek meanders through the properties. The mix of field, conifer plantings and hardwoods is a great draw to warblers, vireos, sparrows and hawks. In the winter, Rough-legged Hawks, Cooper’s and Sharp-shinned Hawks, and Snowy Owls can be seen on the property. The woods at Petrified Springs is a mix of older maple and basswood trees. It holds nesting thrushes and Pileated Woodpeckers.
Directions: Located at the intersection of Cty A and Hwy 31 northeast of Kenosha.
Gazetteer: Page 31, C-7 (prior to 10th edition). | Page 95, D-8 (10th edition).
Web site: Kenosha County Parks
Signature species: Saw-whet Owl and Screech Owl.
Rare species: Northern Mockingbird, Summer Tanager, and Worm-eating Warbler.
Seasonality: Open all year.
Parking: Parking lot.
Nearest food & lodging: Kenosha.