Time: 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Activities: Hike, Outdoor activity, Tree study
Location: Peninsula SP
Meet at Eagle Tower to hop onto Sentinel Trail. Identify Peninsula's tree species and the many changes taking place in the forest.
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.
Mailing Address: 9462 Shore Rd., Fish Creek, Wisconsin 54212
Time: 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Activities: Hike, Nature study, Outdoor activity, Plant study, Wildlife study
Location: Devil's Lake SP
Phenology refers to the seasonal changes in plants and animals from year to year - such as migration of birds, flowers blooming, insects emerging, etc. Learn to track natural events. We'll spend the afternoon hiking around the park to record what animals and animal signs we see. The information we collect will be recorded in the National Phenology Network's program Nature's Notebook. Meet at the Nature Center.
Founded in 1911, Devil's Lake is the third oldest state park in Wisconsin, the largest, and the most visited. Devil's Lake offers magnificent views from 500-foot quartzite bluffs overlooking a 360-acre lake. Enjoy lakeshore picnic areas, sandy swimming beaches, 29 miles of hiking trails, or ease into the backcountry solitude. Devil's Lake is a beautiful year-round park with an intriguing natural history along the 1,000-mile Ice Age National Scenic Trail.
Mailing Address: S5975 Park Rd., Baraboo, Wisconsin 53913-9299
Time: 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Activities: Children's program, Nature study, Outdoor activity, Outdoor skills
Location: Kettle Moraine SF - Northern Unit
Calling all youth to discover secrets of nature by participating in the Wisconsin Explorers program! The program involves completing a required number of engaging nature activities in one of three age appropriate books (ages 3-5, ages 6-8 and ages 9+) to earn a very cool patch. Get help from a naturalist who will work with youth on activities from one of the first four topic areas of the books.
Meet at the Picnic Shelters at Mauthe Lake and Long Lake Recreation Areas.
The Kettle Moraine Northern Unit is comprised of about 30,000 acres stretching 30 miles across Sheboygan, Fond du Lac and Washington Counties. The forest is managed for multiple use, including recreation management, sustainable forest products, water quality and soil protection, terrestrial and aquatic wildlife, native biological diversity and aesthetics.
Mailing Address: N1765 Highway G , Campbellsport, Wisconsin 53010
Time: 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Activities: Hike, Outdoor activity, Plant study
Location: Kettle Moraine SF - Southern Unit
This is a series of outings designed to explore the wildflowers of the Southern Kettle Moraine. Meet at Forest HQ and then travel by car caravan to the location of the best blooms. You don't have to be a flower id expert to come, but be ready for off trail terrain and mud!
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.
Mailing Address: S59 W36530 County ZZ, Dousman, Wisconsin 53118
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