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Sunday, April 26, 2015

Living in Black Bear Country

Time: 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Activities: Educational Programs, Indoor activity, Wildlife study
Location: Crex Meadows | Crex Meadows

Join a member of the Bear Interest Group for a one hour interactive presentation including photos and videos. Discuss helpful techniques for coexisting with bears and bear behavior. All ages welcome.


Crex Meadows information

Crex Meadows Wildlife Area is a 30,000 acre property of wetlands, brush prairies, and forests scattered across a gently rolling landscape. It is located in western Burnett County. Find it from Highway 70 in Grantsburg. Directional signs will guide you through Grantsburg to the Crex Meadows Wildlife Education and Visitor Center, which is located on County Road D.

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Mailing Address: 102 East Crex Avenue, Grantsburg, 54840


Crex Meadows Education and Visitor Center information

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Mailing Address: 102 E. Crex Ave. , Grantsburg, Wisconsin 54840

Monday, April 27, 2015

Monday Night Hike

Time: 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Activities: Hike, Night event, Outdoor activity, Walk
Location: Kettle Moraine SF - Southern Unit

A series of Monday and Thursday night hikes this spring will help visitors to section hike all of the Ice Age Trail within the Southern Unit. Hike north on the Ice Age Trail through restored prairie to Brady's Rocks and then turn around. Park on the side of Wilton Road (about 1/2 mile east of Hwy N). Be sure to park off of the pavement. Total distance is 5 miles.


Kettle Moraine SF - Southern Unit information

More than 22,000 acres of glacial hills, kettles, lakes, prairie restoration sites, pine woods and hardwood forests can be found in the Southern Unit, making this a popular area for a wide variety of visitors. The Forest is 30 miles long, extending from the village of Dousman, almost to the city of Whitewater. The forest headquarters is 3 miles west of the village of Eagle on State Highway 59.

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Mailing Address: S59 W36530 County ZZ, Dousman, Wisconsin 53118

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Preschool Storytime: Boom! Bang! Thunder!

Time: 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
Activities: Children's program, Educational Programs, Story time
Location: Havenwoods SF

Do you like storms? Listen to the raindrops fall and the wind blow. Come to Havenwoods to create a thunderstorm and discover the magic. Preschool storytimes are for children ages 3-5 and their parents, grandparents or other adult. These programs are not for day care centers or organizations.


Havenwoods SF information

Havenwoods State Forest is Wisconsin's only urban state forest, featuring 237 acres of grasslands, woods and wetlands in the city of Milwaukee. Hike, run, bike and watch wildlife on over six miles of trails. Explore one of the four ponds, stroll over the 120-foot bridge or find a bench to sit and relax outdoors.

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Mailing Address: 6141 N. Hopkins St. , Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53209

Friday, May 1, 2015

Early Bird Walk

Time: 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.
Activities: Birding, Hike, Outdoor activity, Walk
Location: Peninsula SP

Meet at Weborg Point Shelter Building. Join the naturalist for a spring stroll, watching for migrating warblers, sparrows and mergansers. Bring binoculars if you have them. Easy walking.


Peninsula SP information

Considered Wisconsin's most complete park, Peninsula offers 468 campsites, three group camps, a summer theater, an 18-hole golf course, sand beach, bike trails, a lighthouse and eight miles of Door County shoreline. The rollicking waves that skip towards Peninsula's sky high bluffs are part of the Niagara Escarpment.

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Mailing Address: 9462 Shore Rd., Fish Creek, Wisconsin 54212

Last revised: Sunday, April 12, 2015