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Navarino Cedar Swamp SNA Botany Blitz
7 July 2018




On 7 July 2018, the Botanical Club of Wisconsin conducted a botany blitz at Navarino Cedar Swamp SNA in Shawano County, Wisconsin.  Ten people participated in the botany blitz from 10:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m.  Two community types within the SNA were surveyed, Black Ash Swamp and the Northern Mesic Forest, and a species list was compiled for each.  A total of 134 species in 93 genera and 56 families were recorded in the Black Ash Swamp.  Sixty-two species in 44 genera and 32 families were recorded in the Northern Mesic Forest.

Species lists from the event can be found on the Online Flora of Wisconsin: http://symbiota.botany.wisc.edu/projects/index.php?proj=20.  Detailed information, including observers, habitat, GPS coordinates, and even photos, is provided.  Pdfs of the species lists can be found below under Botany Blitz 2018.



Botany Blitz

    "Botany blitz" is a collaborative fieldwork project between the BCW and the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources.  To learn more about it, read the article, Wisconsin's Botany Blitz! 
    BCW volunteers conduct plant surveys of state natural areas, compiling inventories of both native and invasive species.  This plant survey data provides the WDNR a baseline for applying appropriate management strategies to protect Wisconsin's state natural areas.
    Wisconsin is fortunate to have protected over 600 State Natural Areas (SNA) that preserve outstanding examples of natural landscapes and native communities, significant geological formations and archeological sites.
  For many SNAs, however, the species composition of the native plant communities are poorly understood.
    The BCW has partnered with the WDNR to conduct plant inventories of candidate SNAs throughout the growing season.  These efforts are coordinated by the BCW and conducted by BCW member volunteers and interested parties.
    Amateur and professional botanists interested in participating in this worthy collaboration are encouraged to participate (see past and present botany blitz schedules below).  Contact the BCW for more information. Email: botanicalclubofwisconsin@gmail.com

2018 Botany Blitz

State Natural Area

Dates

Reports (PDF)

Contact Person

Navarino Cedar Swamp SNA (#656)

Shawano County

July 7, 2018

Plant List - Black Ash Swamp

Plant List - Northern Mesic Forest

Kevin Doyle


2017 Botany Blitz

State Natural Area

Dates

Reports (PDF)

Contact Person


2016 Botany Blitz
 

State Natural Area

Dates

Reports (PDF)

Contact Person

Arbutus Oaks SNA (#610)

Clark County

June 4, 2016

Plant list

Robert Freckmann

Winchester Meadow SNA (#661)

Winnebago County

August 20, 2016


Thomas Eddy

 
2015 Botany Blitz
 

State Natural Area

Dates

Reports (PDF)

Contact Person

LTC Old-Growth Forest SNA (#653)

Manitowoc County

May 30, 2015


Emmet Judziewicz

Navarino Cedar Swamp SNA (#656)

Shawano County

August 15, 2015

Plant list

Kevin Doyle

 


2014
Botany Blitz
 

State Natural Area

Dates

Reports (PDF)

Contact Person

Plover River Woods SNA #574

Marathon County

May 31, 2014

Plant list

Kevin Doyle

Yellow River Oxbows SNA #361

Juneau County

August 9, 2014

Plant list

Thomas L. Eddy

 
 
2013 Botany Blitz

State Natural Area

Dates

Reports (PDF)

Contact Person

Straight Lake Tamarack Fen SNA #593

Polk County

June 22, 2013

Plant list

Theodore S. Cochrane

Yellow River Oxbows SNA #361

Juneau County

August 10, 2013

Plant list

Thomas L. Eddy



2012 Botany Blitz

State Natural Area

Dates

Reports (PDF)

Contact Person

Cassville Bluffs-Roe Unit SNA #337

Grant County

June 23 & 24, 2012


Emmet.Judziewicz

Lawrence Creek SNA #70

Adams and Marquette Counties

July 21, 2012


Paul Skawinski

Skunk and Foster Lakes SNA #312

Waupaca County

August 25, 2012


Paul Skawinski

2011 Botany Blitz

State Natural Area

Dates

Reports (PDF)

Contact Person

Skunk and Foster Lakes SNA #312

Waupaca County

June 25, 2011


Bob Freckmann

Blomberg Lake SNA #392

Burnett County

July 9-10, 2011


Paul Skawinski

Cassville Bluffs-Roe Unit SNA #337

Grant County

August 13-14, 2011


Bob Freckmann



2010 Botany Blitz

State Natural Area

Date

Reports (PDF)

Other information

Keller Whitcomb Creek Woods SNA #158

Waupaca County

June 6, 2010



 

Trempealeau River Meadow  SNA #346

Trempealeau County

July 18, 2010
10 AM – 2 PM

Report

 

 

2009 Botany Blitz

State Natural Area

Date

Reports (PDF)

Other information

Meridian Park SNA #544

Door County

June 6, 2009

2009

 

North Fork Eau Claire River SNA #525

Eau Claire County

August 2, 2009


 

Trempealeau River Meadow – SNA #346

Trempealeau County

July 11, 2009


 

 

2008 Botany Blitz

State Natural Area

Date

Reports (PDF)

Other information

Red Banks Alvar SNA #332

Brown County

May 17, 2008

2007; 2008


Lawrence Lake SNA #404

Langlade County

June 14-15, 2008



Trempealeau River Meadow SNA #346

Trempealeau County

September 6, 2008

2007; 2008