Blue River Sand Barrens State Natural Area

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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.

Nearby Places

Morel Mushroom Festival 5/19/2018 - 5/20/2018 Muscoda - 4.31 miles away
Vic Ferrari’s Symphony on the Rocks 3/17/2018 Richland Center - 12.36 miles away
Motorsports Mayhem 5/12/2018 Richland Center - 13.64 miles away
Outdoor Skills Day 2/03/2018 Fennimore - 15.55 miles away
Auto/Tractor Show and Swap Meet 5/05/2018 Fennimore - 15.6 miles away
Taste of Fennimore 3/03/2018 Fennimore - 15.77 miles away
Gays Mills Spring Festival 5/11/2018 - 5/13/2018 Gays Mills - 18.2 miles away
Taliesin Cultivated Cuisine Valentine Dinner 2/14/2018 Spring Green - 23.83 miles away