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Abraham's Woods

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Designated  1973
Area  16 ha
Address  Albany, WI 53502, USA
Phone  +1 608-266-0394
Abraham's Woods
Location  Green County, Wisconsin
Governing body  University of Wisconsin-Madison
Similar  Albany House, Monroe Chamber of Comm, Albany Village Hall, Clarence Bridge Boat Lan, Green County Finance

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Abraham's Woods is a 40-acre (16 ha) forest in Green County, Wisconsin owned by the University of Wisconsin-Madison. It was designated a Wisconsin State Natural Area in 1961 and a National Natural Landmark in 1973.

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Abraham's Woods features certain vegetation is rare in southern Wisconsin. Trees found in the woods include the sugar maple, basswood, red oak, bitternut hickory, hackberry, butternut tree, slippery elm and white oak. A sandstone ridge surrounds the woods, creating a natural amphitheatre facing the east. Other plants that can be found in Abraham's Woods include the dogtooth violet, the wood nettle, the yellow jewelweed, the false rue anemone and the Dutchman's breeches. Additionally, it is home to an active great blue heron rookery.

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Abraham's Woods Wikipedia


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