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April 2017

Unleash your wild side

Explore the best of Wisconsin on a Natural Resources Foundation Field Trip.

Christine Tanzer

It's the perfect time to get a little wild and venture outside to explore more of what makes Wisconsin special. With DNR professionals and knowledgeable leaders at the helm, there is so much to experience and so many places to explore. From bogs and frogs to birds and butterflies, from fish and bats to lichens and owls, we will see it up close and learn in depth. Whether it's hiking, paddling, biking or pontoon cruising, we will take you to the most diverse and interesting places to learn about prairies, savannas, rivers and even old growth forests. Join us in exploring the best of Wisconsin!

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Visit WisConservation.org to register for a Field Trip — just remember to come back here when you're done!

Also in this issue…

Photo of group of people walking on a boardwalk across a marsh © Nancy NabakThe wonder of the Dunes
Woodland Dunes Nature Center on Lake Michigan is a mix of globally significant habitats.


A bluebird perched on a branch with a green bug in its mouth © Herbert LangeThe Wren-i-gade!
How science, teamwork and standing up to a bully made a middle school group the bluebird's best pal, for life.


Photo of a herd of brown cows and calves © DNR FILESGreener pastures
Conservation grazing on public land is a win-win for both ranchers and wildlife managers.


Illustration of a woman scolding a ruffed grouse sitting in a flower pot © Kayleigh OreshackHilda, the unmuffled grouch
An unusual backyard visitor won this family's heart.


Photo of group of children and adults in a golden prairie © Kirsten RuschLearning rooted in place
Place-based learning connects kids to the natural world.



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