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Wildflower Hike-Central Moraines Chapter

May 11 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Revel in the myriad spring ephemerals that bloom in the mature hardwood forest along the terminal moraine of the Ice Age National Scenic Trail in northeastern Marathon County. Likely species include Bloodroot, Hepatica, Dutchman’s Breeches, Squirrel Corn, Ramps, Wood Anemone, Spring Beauty, Trillium, Trout Lily, Toothworts, Woodland Phlox, Wild Ginger, Virginia Waterleaf, and many others. This will be an easy stroll/hike.

MEETING LOCATION: Ice Age Trail Plover River parking area on County Road HH (45.05115, -89.22405)



From Wausau: travel east on WI-52 almost 25 miles. Turn north on County HH north of Aniwa. The large Ice Age Trail parking lot will be near the top of a hill on the west side of the road, about 1 1/2 miles north of Hwy 52.

From the southern junction of US-45 and WI-52 (between Birnamwood and Antigo), take WI-52 west to County HH, about 1 1/2 miles. Then north on HH to the parking lot (about 1 1/2 miles).


WEBLINK TO MAP: https://maps.app.goo.gl/4pzsDBHXkKfnXckeA

BATHROOM AVAILABILITY: NO bathroom facilities at this event.

TRAIL: 2-3 miles, mostly level dirt trail

Your leaders will be Gail Piotrowski & Karla Larson


OTHER WEBSITES OF INTEREST: https://www.iceagetrail.org/explore-the-trail/



PLEASE BRING:  Insect protection – especially against ticks and mosquitos. Hiking poles, water, trail snacks, wildflower field guide if desired. Although the trip will not focus on birds, birders may want to bring binoculars.


SUGGESTED ATTIRE: Closed toe shoes and comfortable walking shoes. Hat for sun/bug protection

The trip will go rain or shine, so please dress appropriately for the weather.

Dogs are welcome, but must be on a leash.


May 11
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Gail Piotrowski