Fox Maple Woods State Natural Area
An outstanding 41-acre northern mesic forest surrounded on three sides by the Whisker Lake Wilderness Area. Canopy trees include old-growth sugar maple, basswood, hemlock, and yellow birch. Herbaceous plants are very rich and cover the forest in abundant spring ephemerals such as spring-beauty, yellow trout-lily and Dutchman-Æs breeches. Exceptional in undisturbed areas.
From Florence travel 10.5 miles west on Hwy. 70 to a parking area north of the road, (1.1 miles west of where Hwy. 70 crosses Wakefield Creek).
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A maple woods carpeted with trout-lily, the tangy smell of fresh earth, the rustling of earthworms slowly tilling the soil; a marsh-marigold standing out against the melting snow; a Jack-in-the-pulpit thrusting up through the earth, alone near a chocolate Read More