The Wisconsin Woodland Owner’s Association Bad Axe Chapter picnic and annual meeting will be held 3 miles east of Cuba City Norwegian Woods Farm. The farm features a restored 2 story rock house originally built in the 1850’s, with the Galena (Fever) River bisecting the farm, 75 acres of woods, an 8-acre prairie planting along with 185 acres farmed. Alexander Hamilton Williard, one of the three blacksmiths on the Lewis and Clark Expedition, lived on about 80 acres of the farm along the Galena River from the mid-1820s until 1849 when he and his family moved to Platteville.
On the agenda this year is the annual election of the board of directors for the upcoming year, a silent auction (we need auction items please), and a presentation and walking tour by Dr. Chris Underwood, associate professor, and researcher from the UW-Platteville TREES Lab. Chris plans to talk about dendrochronology of old trees, the geography of the region and then take a walking tour of the farm and woods, talking about the changes in the landscape over the past centuries.
Agenda (tentative): 9-9:30 am: Registration 9:30-10:30 am: Annual Business Meeting 10:30-11:30 am: Indoor presentation by Chris Underwood 11:30-12:30 pm: Lunch-bring a dish to pass, the Hall-Reppen’s will provide brats and burgers 12:30-2:00 pm: Walking tour of the property with Chris Underwood.
Everybody is welcome, WWOA member or not.