Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Digging it! Holey Ground.

Snapping Turtle Digs Nest in Park
King Street Dig in Trempealeau
Everywhere I look its holey ground. The turtles are nesting in Perrot State Park. A few cones are placed so drivers don't run over mother snapper.

More holes appeared in the Village of Trempealeau, this spring on  King Street, as another Mississippian culture home is revealed.

Ho-Chunk Drum above and Map Table

All this leads me to unearth the exciting news about the Nature Center at Perrot. A wonderful renovation is nearing completion that will focus on the cultural and natural history of the park. Expected to be completed by the fall of 2106.

Replicas of Pottery from past residents.

Here's a sneak peak at some of the new displays.

Ho-Chunk Nation Dress
The Nature Center is just one of three new exhibits that are the result of years of archaeological pursuits. TRIP (Trempealeau Interpretive Path) will connect visitors to the unique past of the region. From the first people 12,000 years ago to more recent 1000 year old temple mounds of the Mississipians.

The other venues are the Shirley Wright Memorial Library display and the Little Bluff interpretive trail which will complete the trio in the future. For more information go to www.tremptrip.com.


  1. Can't wait to see the finished product!

  2. Looks like a lot is going on at Perrot lately. I hope the turtles are safe with their orange cones to protect them.