Menomonie, Wisconsin is rich not only in its founding history but also in its natural history. Among the surrounding nature in the area, some of the most popular natural attractions include The Red Cedar State Trail, Devil’s Punchbowl, Dunnville BottomsHoffman Hills, Lake Menomin, and Menomin Park.  Many diverse plant and animal species can be found in these areas, with a mixture of species from Northern and Southern Wisconsin can be found.  The mixture of deciduous and coniferous trees, like Silver Maples and Red Pines, provide some habitats for certain animal species. Thirteen-lined ground squirrels to black bears are just a couple of animal species that are found are the Menomonie area.  The surrounding nature also provides a great fishing spot for bass, walleye, and other smaller fish.