Mequon Nature Preserve

Located in Mequon, Wisconsin, Mequon Nature Preserve (MNP) is 438 acres of woodlands, wetlands, prairies and open fields established in 2002. MNP has over five miles of trails and a 40-foot observation tower that are open to the public at no cost, 365 days a year from sunrise to sunset. Visitors come from throughout the region to engage in environmental science programs and nature-based recreation activities including hiking, bird watching and snowshoeing. Annually, 6,000 students come for field trips, which are provided at no cost to schools or students. Explore more about Mequon Nature Preserve on their website.

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Plants to Monitor

Want to help? It’s easy. Choose from the plants below and track when they flower, leaf out or set seed. 

American beech
Fagus grandifolia
American linden
Tilia americana
Big bluestem
Andropogon gerardii
Black-eyed susan
Rudbeckia hirta
Common milkweed
Asclepias syriaca
Large flowered trillium
Trillium grandiflorum
Podophyllum peltatum
New England aster
Symphyotrichum novae-angliae
Purple prairie clover
Dalea purpurea
Sugar maple
Acer saccharum

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