Dunnville Barrens State Natural Area Article

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Dunnville Barrens State Natural Area
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Dunnville Barrens
Map showing the location of Dunnville Barrens State Natural Area
Map showing the location of Dunnville Barrens State Natural Area
Location of Dunnville Barrens State Natural Area in Wisconsin
Map showing the location of Dunnville Barrens State Natural Area
Map showing the location of Dunnville Barrens State Natural Area
Dunnville Barrens State Natural Area (the US)
Location Dunn, Wisconsin, United States
Coordinates 44°44′2.37″N 91°51′43.07″W / 44.7339917°N 91.8619639°W / 44.7339917; -91.8619639
DUNNVILLE BARRENS STATE NATURAL AREA Latitude and Longitude:

44°44′2.37″N 91°51′43.07″W / 44.7339917°N 91.8619639°W / 44.7339917; -91.8619639
Area594 acres (240 ha)
Established2010

Dunnville Barrens is a Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources-designated State Natural Area featuring a jack pine barrens plant community on a wide, sandy Chippewa River terrace. Open areas in the barrens contain scattered shrubs, such as beaked hazelnut, with a groundlayer composed of dry sand prairie species, including little bluestem, purple prairie clover, and fameflower. The eastern portion of the site contains an open area of swale topography, with areas of both wet and dry prairie. Plant composition in this area is diverse and includes species such as big bluestem, cream baptisia (Baptisia bracteata), Michigan lily, downy gentian (Gentiana puberulenta), prairie alum-root (Heuchera richarsonii), and Culver's root. Uncommon animal species include gorgone checkerspot, Leonard's skipper, and five-lined skink. [1]

Location and access

Dunnville Barrens is located within the Dunnville Wildlife Area, in south-central Dunn County, approximately 2 miles (3.2 km) northeast of Dunnville. Access is via 580th St., which meanders through the western portion of the site containing the jack pine barrens. The eastern portion of the site, containing the swale topography, can be accessed via 640th St. [2]

References

  1. ^ Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources. "Dunnville Barrens State Natural Area". Retrieved 2013-12-01.
  2. ^ Dunnville Barrens State Natural Area (PDF) (Map). Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources. Retrieved 2013-12-01.

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