Pleasant Valley Conservancy is a beautiful state natural area situated in the Driftless Area, with steep goat prairies, oak savanna, and a large, high quality marsh. We hope to see beautiful Baltimore Checkerspots, and other wetland butterflies nectaring on wonderful native plants.
Long pants, a hat, water, and hiking shoes are recommended. Bring binoculars—the closer they focus, the better! (We have a few extra binoculars.) This is a joint trip of MAS with the Southern Wisconsin Butterfly Association and The Prairie Enthusiasts.
DIRECTIONS: (4554 Pleasant Valley Road, Black Earth) Heading south into downtown Black Earth follow County Hwy F as it turns right (west). After a mile or so, F turns left (south). Continue on F for another 3 3/4 miles turning left onto Pleasant Valley Road. Drive 3/4 mile and park at the state natural area sign.
RAIN DATE: None (if weather is poor, trip is cancelled)
Sorry, this trip is on steep terrain and requires full mobility to participate.
APPROXIMATE DISTANCE FOR WALKING: 0-1 miles
RSVP REQUIRED? No
FIELD TRIP LEADER: Douglas Buege, Tom and Kathy Brock (608-238-5050, email@example.com)
Photo by Madison Audubon Society