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April 7, 2015

MADISON - This year, 151 amazing adventures await you when you catch the Natural Resources Foundation field trip fervor. The cover story in Wisconsin Natural Resources' April issue, "Get up close to wildlife and experience the wild life on a field trip," previews the trips that are on tap April through November.

April 2015 Wisconsin Natural Resources

Spring is here and birds are bountiful in stories such as "A springtime affair" following the annual return of two breeding Canada geese, and "Wisconsin Traveler" with a focus on the Great Wisconsin Birdathon. Try a Hummingbird Cake for humans and find a treat for hummingbirds as well.

Learn about the Young Forest Partnership program in "A tree-mendous transformation." Find the link between bison and butterflies in a "Beauty and the Beast" kind of tale, "Bison and butterflies."

"Finding hope under the surface" eloquently explains how underwater photography is educating, inspiring and healing troubled teens in Wisconsin.

Follow the success of long-term teamwork in "Mississippi River monitoring."

The get your paddles ready because you'll be heading out the door after reading "The Flambeau River State Forest: A diamond in the rough in any season." "Wisconsin's newest island destination" takes you to Plum Island, a large island with a lighthouse and some late 19th century buildings that has finally been open to the public. Getting to Plum Island takes some work but it's nothing that a kayak can't handle.

In time for Arbor Day, the "Back in the Day" column takes a look at early efforts in the state to slow the wind and help conserve soil by planting trees. Another important April date, Earth Day, is highlighted in "Celebrating Earth Day heroes every day."

The April issue also includes the 2015 Wisconsin Hunting and Trapping Seasons, the 2015 Fishing Forecast tabloid, an insert highlighting tips to prepare for safe boating and a Preventing Wildfires brochure.

WNR magazine also has an e-newsletter "Previews and Reviews" to keep our readers informed about upcoming stories and past articles. Sign up to receive the e-newsletter and other email updates.

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Last Revised: Tuesday, April 07, 2015

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