Cave of the Mounds: Prairie & Oak Savanna Restoration Projects

© Photographed October 18, 2015
Erected by Cave of the Mounds
Blue Mounds, Dane County, Wisconsin
43.017039,-89.814731

Prairie & Oak Savanna Restoration Project
When Ebenezer Brigham first settled here in 1828, prairie and oak savanna covered much of Southwestern Wisconsin. Here on the grounds above Cave of the Mounds -- National Natural Landmark, the varied plants that made these areas so unique may be found in our ongoing prairie and oak savanna restoration projects. Birds, butterflies and many other animals and insects make their homes in these diverse environments. Each plant in this prairie demonstration garden is identified using its common name as well as its scientific name. We invite you to explore the gardens and identify these unique and beautiful plants. After you have identified the plants around this sign, see if you can spot them in the prairie above.
Take nothing but pictures, leave nothing but footprints, kill nothing but time.
The caver's motto applies here in the gardens too

Rules of the Gardens
Paths are for people, gardens are for plants
Please stay on the designated paths
Collect memories, not flowers or plants
Please take photos, not flowers
Please put litter in provided containes
Please...Enjoy your time in the gardens

The marker is located at Cave of the Mounds and is accessible from westbound Cave of the Mounds Road, between Rooney Road (to the west) and County Highway ID (to the east), at or near
With Ebenezer Brigham's barn in the distance.


The Prairie & Oak Savana Restoration Projects is adjacent 
to the Cave of the Mounds Visitor Center.

The Prairie & Oak Savana Restoration Projects isadjacent
to the Cave of the Mounds Visitor Center.

 This path (adjacent to the parking lot) leads to the marker's location.





Cave of the Mounds is located in Blue Mounds, Wisconsin.

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