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Pukaite Woods at Mequon Rotary Park in Mequon

Activities: Birding, Fishing, Hiking, Picnicking

Trailhead at Pukaite Woods

This 18-acre woodland with an accessible trail system sits at the far end of the much larger (75-acre) Mequon Rotary Park. Invasive buckthorn has been managed with the use of goats so successfully that the spring ephemerals have bounced back spectacularly. Spring flowers include wild geranium, iris, jack-in-the-pulpit, spring beauties, Jacob’s ladder, trillium, wild strawberry, buttercups, bluebells, and several varieties of violet. The woodland includes a remnant oak savanna and a meadow.


Mequon Rotary Park, by contrast, is developed for recreation with picnic tables, softball diamonds, basketball court, soccer fields, playground, restrooms, and two large pavilions and one gazebo that can be rented. Two large ponds are popular for fishing and the wide open spaces attract kite fliers.


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Pukaite Woods

Rotary Park


Related stories:

Grazing Goats help eradicate invasive buckthorn!

The dramatic effect of the Grazing Goats on invasive buckthorn!

Goats Boost Effort to Restore Woods Through their Browsing Habits!


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4100 W Highland Road
53097, Mequon, WI, US