Shadow & Nellie gets a Birds Eye view of the prair
In Wisconsin, United States
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*** Congratulations Team ~HideNseekers on the FTF. This cache is just off of the trail near the road, you can probably get this from the road, but why would you pass the opportunity to walk this wonderful trail. Too small for pencils so BYOP.
Shadow is our 14 year old puppy and Nellie is the dog we rescued from a shelter to keep an eye on Shadow.
Ceresco Prairie is one of their favorite places to run wild. We decided to place a series of caches along the upper trail system to bring other people to this wonderful property!
The Ripon College Ceresco Prairie Conservancy project has been under way since the early summer of 1996. The project is a joint effort of many people, including Ripon College alumni, faculty and students, the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources and friends of the college.
The Conservancy is 130 acres of land Ripon College is restoring to a mixed stand of wetlands, oak savanna and mesic prairie. As of April 2001, 88 acres have been planted using native genotypoe seed collected from prairies in this area of Wisconsin. Students, faculty, friends and alumni have been involved in the harvesting of seed.
Currently, the area is regularly visited by more than 100 species of birds, and there are nesting sandhill cranes, western meadowlarks and several species of waterfowl. Deer, fox and numerous small mammals are common.
A trail system allowing visitors easy access to the site was completed June 1997. We invite all interested individuals to come visit our prairie.
These hides were all placed with permission of Skip Wittler, Director of Ceresco Conservancy / Ripon College.
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Last Updated: on 10/20/2014 8:45:53 AM Pacific Daylight Time (3:45 PM GMT)
Coordinates are in the WGS84 datum