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Wisconsin Natural Resources magazine

Wisconsin Natural Resources magazine

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Field trips explore spring woodland flora (above), cooking with edible flowers (right) and much more.

© Christine Tanzer
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April 2005

Time to travel!

Come along on guided field trips from April through October.

Christine Tanzer


Get out your calendars and join us for some field trips. The Natural Resources Foundation is sponsoring 75 day hikes – mainly guided walks, tours and leisurely paddles – in the company of DNR staff who are happy to point out plants, animals, progress and challenges in managing natural resources.

These 75 trips are arranged chronologically from April through October. Assume these day trips fall on Saturdays unless otherwise noted. The physical demands of each trip are noted by the number behind each trip description: 1) accessible to people with walking disabilities; 2) easy, short travel on level terrain; 3) an average hike with a few hills; or 4) steeper terrain, a longer hike or a canoe trip with a few small rapids.

Space is limited and trips fill quickly on a first-come, first-served basis. Trips that can accommodate fewer than 20 people show these limits in the listing. If you'd like to join us on a canoeing or kayaking trip, please only request one such trip per family or group. These trips are especially popular.

Print out the registration form and fill it out in pen, listing the trip number and number of people in your party. Tally any per person fees for those few trips that charge for providing lunch, boat or canoe rentals. Calculate total costs, include an annual $30 trip registration, and please mail one check payable to the Natural Resources Foundation of Wisconsin to the address indicated.

Details and directions will be sent to registrants two weeks before each trip. Fees are nonrefundable if you cancel, but parties on waiting lists that can't be accommodated will receive refunds.

You can check if trips still have available space at Natural Resources Foundation of Wisconsin. Or call toll-free (866) 264-4096 after 5 p.m. to hear a recording that provides trip updates.

Further questions? Call me on Wednesdays at (608) 264-8548 or e-mail Christine Tanzer.

Christine Tanzer coordinates field trips for the Natural Resources Foundation.