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Caledonia Conservancy-Short Road

Habitat: Southern Hardwood Forest, Cropland.

Best Birds: Barred Owl, Red-headed Woodpecker, Wood Thrush, Hooded Warbler, and Scarlet Tanager may be heard during their breeding season. The trail crosses a couple of seasonal and small creeks. These same creeks in winter may host Winter Wren

Directions: 7 miles northwest of Racine. From Hwy 31 & 5 Mile Road, take 5 Mile Road west to Short Road. Turn north and continue to the parking lot/trailhead (42.800364, -87.855481).  This nearly 0.9 mile one-way hiking and equestrian trail begins between agricultural land and a private woodland and eventually parallels the eastern side of Renak-Polak Maple-Beech Woods SNA. 

Site Address & Additional Information:

6111 Short Rd, Racine, WI
42.800364, -87.855481

Renak-Polak Maple-Beech Woods State Natural Area - Wisconsin DNR

Eric Howe