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Chiwaukee PrairieState Natural AreaPleasant Prairie, Wisconsin

Chiwaukee Prairie
State Natural Area

Pleasant Prairie, Wisconsin

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  • Date Posted: Jun 1, 2016
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This rare remnant prairie overlooking Lake Michigan is of great biological significance and sensory satisfaction. Starting in May, wander amongst the vast array of plants that bloom in sublime profusion.

Springtime wildflowers bloom en masse at Chiwaukee Prairie in Pleasant Prairie, Wisconsin

Springtime wildflowers bloom en masse at Chiwaukee Prairie in Pleasant Prairie, Wisconsin.

Features:

  • Wonderfully rich remnant prairie along Lake Michigan
  • Wetlands
  • Lots of birds and butterflies

Highlights:

  • May: Shooting stars cover the prairie

Best Times to Visit:

  • May – September for the wildflowers that bloom continuously throughout the growing season

Mike’s Thoughts: This preserve will reward you every time you visit. So visit often. Situated along the Lake Michigan shore, the phrase, “cooler near the lake,” describes the climate here. On sweltering summer days, Chiwaukee Prairie is a refreshing place to visit. And, please, please, don’t miss the “hyperventilatingly beautiful” display of shooting stars in May.

Notes: No official trails, so please wander with care.

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