Natural Areas Managed by the Field Station

Cedarburg Bog
The Cedarburg Bog is one of the largest and most diverse wetlands in southern Wisconsin. The southernmost string bog in North America lies in the heart of the bog.
Sapa Bog
This pristine bog adjacent to the Field Station is the southernmost black spruce bog in the state. Access to this bog is allowed for research purposes only.
Upland Habitats at the Field Station
The Field Station owns almost 80 acres of one of the finest mature beech-maple forests remaining in southeastern Wisconsin. Like the Cedarburg Bog, the beech-maple forest has been designated a State Natural Area, and is classified as a National Natural Landmark by the Department of Interior.
Downer Woods
The Downer Woods Natural Area is an 11.1 acre fenced forest on the UWM campus, which became part of the UWM Field Station in the Spring of 1998.
Neda Mine
Neda Mine, an abandoned iron mine located near the Village of Neda, Dodge County WI, is the site of the largest bat hibernaculum in the Midwest. In cooperation with the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, the Field Station is monitoring environmental conditions and bat activity patterns at the mine.
Benedict Prairie
Benedict Prairie is a 6-acre tract of virgin prairie along a railroad right-of-way, in Kenosha Co., Wisconsin. The site has a remarkably diverse flora.