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April 2015

Get up close to wildlife and experience the wild life on a field trip

The Natural Resources Foundation has fun for all ages on tap. has fun for all ages on tap.

Christine Tanzer and Lindsay Renick Mayer

There’s no doubt about it: Wisconsin is a special place. From migrating monarchs to saw-whet owls, from lichens in the Northwoods to carnivorous plants in the uplands, Wisconsin has no shortage of unique wildlife and wilderness to nourish your soul. With more than 150 field trips planned throughout the state this year, the Natural Resources Foundation of Wisconsin is your guide to getting outdoors to explore the places you most cherish and to interact with the species that call those places home.

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Canada goose nesting spot © Michael D. LouiA springtime affair
The return of two geese signals a new season.


Mulching process to create safe areas for birds and other wildlife. © Todd and Veronica BergA tree-mendous transformation
Young forest partnership fulfills an erstwhile wish.


Bison at the Sandhill Wildlife Area wallowing in dust© Steve MeurettBison and butterflies
A "Beauty and the Beast" tale.


Sigurd Olson; Photo courtesy of the Olson familyCelebrating Earth Day heroes every day
Finding inspiration in those who loved the land.


Program student cruises shallows. © New Light Under the SurfaceFinding hope under the surface
Underwater photography educates, inspires and heals troubled teens.


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A story in long–term teamwork.


Two canoers fishing on the Flambeau River. © Ron WeberThe Flambeau River State Forest
A diamond in the rough in any season.


The Plum Island boathouse with Washington Island in the distance.© Tim SweetWisconsin's newest island destination
History and nature combine for a plum of an isle.


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Surviving wildfire by adapting to it (PDF 4.4 KB)



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