Where is your happy place? If you had to describe it what would you say? Would you describe the trees and plants? Join us as we take you on a tour of one our happy places, Schmeeckle Reserve, where we'll use the trees and plants to describe what our property is, could be, and should be. Through a combination of presentations, activities, and a short walking tour (roughly 0.5 miles) you will learn how to identify key characteristics of prairies, oak savannas, hardwoods, riparian zones, and mixed pine ecosystems.
The program will cover:
- Identifying common ecosystems of central Wisconsin
- Plants and trees indicative of prairies, oak savannas, hardwoods, riparian zones, and mixed pine ecosystems
- How to use indicator species to understand your property's history and possibilities
- Resources available to help achieve your property management goals