Description of the Conservancy
Pheasant Branch Conservancy is a regionally significant natural area located on the north side of Middleton, Wisconsin. It contains a marsh with open water, springs, prairies, meadows, lowland forest, and wooded hills.
The diverse topography of the 160 acre site provides panoramic as well as close up views of prairies, wooded hillsides, the Pheasant Branch Creek wetlands and several predominant springs that provide fresh water for Lake Mendota.
A relatively flat walkway with some stretches of slight elevation will lead around the perimeter of the conservancy. However, you will need to navigate about 20 rough steps to access the artesian wells.
A significant hill climb is required to visit a few low Indian Mounds and for a spectacular view of Pheasant Branch marsh and creek.
Driving and Parking Information:
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