Date: 6/29/20 10:35 am
From: Eric Ollie <uphawkeye...>
Subject: Re: [ia-bird] Jackson County - Green Island WMA
Thanks for the additional information, Tony!

Eric

On Mon, Jun 29, 2020, 12:29 PM Tony Moline <tonymoline...> wrote:

> Thanks for sharing this great information on Green Island. I’d like to add
> a few things to your post. Green Island WMA and ecosystem it is part of is
> much larger than many realize. In addition to what you have mentioned there
> is a newer section on the west side of highway 52. This is primarily
> floodplain for the Maquoketa river and restored prairie. There are 3
> parking lots installed 2 years ago for this access. There is bluff top
> woodland habitat that can be accessed from a trail behind the DNR building
> or from a parking area on top of the bluff on 500th avenue. The East dike
> eventually runs into Upper Mississippi Wildlife refuge property. The
> property to the north is also all part of that refuge all the way up to
> Pleasant Creek. About midway there there is an access point and parking lot
> on 52. This is a flooded forest environment that is likely great for
> yellow-crowed night herons but is rarely birded in summer due to insane
> amounts of mosquitoes. The DNR is currently attempting to purchase even
> more land for Green Island to which the Dubuque Audubon Society recently
> voted to lend financial support for.
> Tony Moline
> Dubuque
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