Pheasant Branch Conservency
This 160-acre diverse property is comprised of open water, marsh, springs, restored prairies, meadows, lowland forest and wooded hills. The property is managed by Dane County Parks, the City of Middleton and the DNR. 10,000-year-old Native American effigy mounds grace the property. Visitors to this urban green space enjoy a diversity of birds, mammals and amphibians. From Sandhill Cranes and Barred Owls to chorus frogs and deer, a trip to this property will not disappoint the nature enthusiast. The Friends of Pheasant Branch sponsor educational events and tours throughout the year.
Directions: Located in northern Middleton about 2 miles west of Governor Nelson State Park. Parking lots and trailheads on the west side are located off Pheasant Branch Road, .6 mile and 1.2 miles north of Century Avenue.
Gazetteer: Page 36, D-1 (prior to 10th edition). | Page 85, D-7 (10th edition).
Web site: Friends of Pheasant Branch Conservency
Signature Species: Clay-colored Sparrow, Barred Owl and Common Yellowthroat.
Rare species: Snowy Owl and Bell's Vireo.
Parking: Parking lot.
Nearest food & lodging: Middleton and Madison.