Blue River Sand Barrens State Natural Area
The unstable, sandy soil of this 130-acre terrace along the Wisconsin River is one of the state's largest and best examples of a dry prairie-like landscape and -ômoving-ö sand dune communities. Moving sands are shaped by the wind, creating -ôblowouts-ö or large unvegetated depressions. A scattered forest of black and Hill-Æs oaks help to stabilize the sand in other areas providing habitat for false heather and bearberry that have adapted to the dry and harsh conditions. Reptiles like the six-lined racerunner live here along with many species of grassland birds and river turtles that nest in the dunes.
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June Dairy Days / Rodeo Parade 6/13/2020 Richland Center - 12.68 miles away
Memorial Day Parade and Program 5/25/2020 Richland Center - 13.02 miles away
Wisconsin High School Rodeo Finals 6/12/2020 - 6/14/2020 Richland Center - 13.64 miles away
Taste of Fennimore 3/07/2020 Fennimore - 14.7 miles away