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Blue River Sand Barrens State Natural Area

Photo Courtesy of Joshua Mayer
Photo Courtesy of Joshua Mayer
View Website Favorite (4) Wightman Rd - Blue River, WI 53518
Information: 608-375-4123
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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

1
Boaz Fun Daze 7/17/2020 - 7/19/2020 Boaz - 9.72 miles away
2
Fennimore High School Community Fair 8/29/2020 Fennimore - 15.4 miles away
3
SW Wisconsin Tractor & Equipment Ride 7/25/2020 Fennimore - 15.48 miles away
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CANCELED - Crawford County Fair 8/27/2020 - 8/30/2020 Gays Mills - 17.96 miles away
5
Spring Green Car Show 8/15/2020 Spring Green - 23.27 miles away
6
Taliesin Farm Dinner Series 7/26/2020 Spring Green - 23.83 miles away
7
Beginner Photography Workshop 8/07/2020 - 8/09/2020 Spring Green - 23.83 miles away
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Intermediate Photography Workshop 8/14/2020 - 8/16/2020 Spring Green - 23.83 miles away

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