Located a mile west of the Milwaukee River in the City of Mequon, Spirit Lake is 155 acres. This preserve contains a one-half mile tributary that flows to the Milwaukee River, upland hardwood forest, lowland hardwood forest with ephemeral ponds cattail marsh, fresh (wet) meadow, and a small, restored grassland. The habitats boast an even more impressive animal population as sandhill cranes, turkeys, coyotes, deer, bald eagles and osprey can all be seen at the preserve. Additionally, for the amphibian lovers both green frogs and leopard frogs can be seen in the cattail marsh.
Adjacent to the property lies the Pukaite Woods, a property OWLT partners with the City of Mequon and Mequon's Sunrise Rotary to manage. Both properties will be the focus of this field day. The session will feature hands-on training covering invasive species identification and mapping using the Great Lakes Early Detection (GLEDN) mobile application. Wild parsnip, teasel, and crown vetch will be the focus invasive species of the day. Educational materials will be provided.
July 16, Saturday 10 am-2 pm
Wild parsnip, teasel, and crown vetch
4513 West Bonniwell Rd. Mequon, WI, 53097 (Map)