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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Morel Mushroom Festival 5/18/2019 - 5/19/2019 Muscoda - 4.31 miles away
Historical Architecture Tour of Richland Center 5/01/2018 - 10/31/2018 Richland Center - 12.48 miles away
Motorsports Mayhem 5/10/2019 - 5/11/2019 Richland Center - 13.64 miles away
Auto/Tractor Show and Swap Meet 5/04/2019 Fennimore - 15.6 miles away