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Wisconsin Natural Resources magazine

Wisconsin Natural Resources magazine

Trip #2, April 26, Columbia County, offers coaching on taking better digital photos followed by real experience in the field. © Dave Edwards
Trip #2, April 26, Columbia County, offers coaching on taking better digital photos followed by real experience in the field.

© Dave Edwards

April 2008

Weekend adventures

Join us for a weekend hike, tour or paddle from April through October.

Christine Tanzer


Have an inexpensive adventure with us close to home, on the weekend and in the good company of friendly people who really know their way around the outdoors. The Natural Resources Foundation of Wisconsin is pleased to sponsor field trips from April through October that offer an array of tours, day hikes, boat rides or paddles to explore the outdoors. Each of the tours is guided by naturalists and DNR staff who enjoy talking about the plants, animals and places you'll see. Many trips bring you up close to animals at peak migration for your amazement and enjoyment.

To view descriptions of the 87 trips and register, visit Natural Resources Foundation of Wisconsin. Assume these are day trips that fall on Saturdays unless otherwise noted. The physical demands of each trip are noted by the color tint behind each trip number: ORANGE – accessible to people with walking disabilities; GREEN – easy, short travel on level terrain; BLUE – average hike with a few hills; RED – steeper terrain, a more vigorous workout, or a longer trip.

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. Canoe and kayak trips are especially popular. Please request only one such trip per family or group.

Register at Natural Resources Foundation.

Trip 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 also check if trips have available space at the Natural Resources Foundation tollfree line, 1-866-264-4096 after 5 p.m. A recording updates trip availability, but we do not accept phone registrations. Further questions? Call me on Wednesdays at (608) 264-8548 or send an e-mail to Christine Tanzer.

Christine Tanzer is field trip coordinator for the Natural Resources Foundation of Wisconsin.