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Natural Resources Foundation of Wisconsin

2013 Field Trip Schedule

Celebrating

20 Years of Field Trips

122 Affordable Adventures! Your portal to discover & support Wisconsin’s natural places


Celebrating 20 years of Field Trips! The Natural Resources Foundation is dedicated to getting people outdoors learning about the natural treasures of Wisconsin. In the past 20 years over 30,000 participants have joined us on 1,476 field trips located in all 72 counties of Wisconsin. Incredible! Our appreciation goes to our dedicated members, and to those new members who join us each year. We hope to see you out in the field with us this year… and beyond! Costs & Fees: We try to keep costs low & use your dollars wisely. Trip fees help fund the Field Trip Programs (coordination staff, printing, postage, and more). Some trips are also fundraisers for important conservation projects. Children on trips: “Family Friendly” trips are most suitable for children of the age recommendation listed, and thus child’s fees are noted. Children are welcome on all trips for $6 less than the adult fee listed, and must be accompanied by adults. Colored trip titles: Please double-check that a trip is a good fit for you. We want to make sure you are safe and comfortable. Trip title colors indicate their physical ratings. See page 1 for details.

Registration At-a-Glance: ฀฀฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ to register for field trips. See page 28 for more registration details. ฀฀฀฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ registration shows the most current trip availability. ฀฀฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀฀฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ person due to high demand. ฀฀฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ done in the past.

Members’ early-bird registration opens online: NOON—March 20 Family-Friendly: One of the greatest gifts we can give our children is an appreciation for nature. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Age recommendations are listed for each trip. Child-friendly trips are identified with this symbol: Birds: Learn the science of bird conservation by banding, surveying and photographing Wisconsin’s many birds. All of our birding trips are identified with this symbol: SNAs: ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ gems, our State Natural Areas (SNAs), guided by the conservationists who help protect them. All of our SNA trips are indicated with this symbol:

What makes our trips special? ฀฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ love & knowledge of Wisconsin’s outdoor lands, waters & wildlife. ฀฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ engaged, enthusiastic, knowledgeable & friendly. Our members are wonderful people! When can I register? • March 20 at NOON – Online registration opens for current & renewing members. • April 1 – Registration opens to the general public. Anyone can easily become a member at ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ registration using the passcode: Join NRF

See page 28 for more registration details.


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1 Accessible to people with walking disabilities 2 ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ 3 Average hike with some hills 4 Steeper terrain, long hike or a canoe trip with rapids 5 ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ Questions? Call toll-free (866) 264-4096; or email: fieldtrips@wisconservation.org or christine.tanzer@wisconsin.gov

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Hike trails & dikes that meander the wetlands ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ blooming flora, fauna & migrating birds. Ages 10+ SATURDAY, APRIL 6, 8-11AM ADAMS, ADAMS CO. LEADER: JON ROBAIDEK LIMIT: 15 COST: $12 ADULT / $6 CHILD, PER PERSON

Sneak into hidden blinds & observe the amazing dawn display of greater prairiechicken mating rituals on their booming ฀฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ bobolinks & more. Learn about grassland habitat & bird conservation efforts while enjoying breakfast (included in cost). FRIDAY, APRIL 19, 4:15-9:30AM BANCROFT, PORTAGE CO. LEADERS: LESA KARDASH, GREG DAHL & SHARON SCHWAB LIMIT: 16 COST: $27 PER PERSON

2. Ice Age Trail: Holy Hill Hike Trek along the Ice Age Trail as it circles the historic & scenic Holy Hill perched atop a ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ glacial geology, wildflowers & fungi and enjoy the beautiful view. Ages 8+ SATURDAY, APRIL 13, 9AM-12PM HUBERTUS, WASHINGTON CO. LEADERS: ROB WESSBERG, LISA MCCABE & CRAIG SANFORD LIMIT: 25 COST: $12 ADULT / $6 CHILD, PER PERSON

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Prairie Chicken Booming on the Buena Vista

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Spring Ponds Up-Close ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ spring ponds: frogs, salamanders, fairy shrimp, ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ecosystem of several ponds, including Riveredge Creek SNA. Ages 8+ SATURDAY, APRIL 20, 9AM-12PM NEWBURG, OZAUKEE CO. LEADER: AMANDA ZOPP LIMIT: 20 COST: $17 ADULT / $11 CHILD, PER PERSON

6. Hawks, Swamps & Savannas of Pine Island ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ Island Wildlife Area. Hike along the Wisconsin River to discover flood plain forests. Help plant a few oak seedlings to assist restoration efforts. Then board a boat to Pine Island to ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ red-shouldered hawks & view eagle nests! Ages 10+ SATURDAY, APRIL 20, 9AM-12PM PORTAGE, COLUMBIA CO. LEADERS: ALLEN RAMMINGER, ANDY BUBOLZ & SARA KEHRLI LIMIT: 15 COST: $12 ADULT / $6 CHILD, PER PERSON 2 Easy

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7. Badger Army Ammunition Plant: History, Nature & Future

and learn the skills & education needed for each job. Ages 12+ SATURDAY, MAY 4, 9AM-12:30PM DUNDEE, FOND DU LAC CO. LEADERS: TIM BEYER, DAN WEIDERT, TRAVIS MOTL, JOE HENRY & JERRY LEITERMAN LIMIT: 20 COST: $12 ADULT / $6 CHILD, PER PERSON

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฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ evolving land has changed: from vast prairie, to farmsteads, to a large ammunitions plant during WWII. Now that most buildings are removed, contemplate the future of this site — balancing human needs & biodiversity while honoring its history. Learn about ecological restoration, geology, birds, cultural history. SATURDAY, MAY 4, 7:30AM-12PM PRAIRIE DU SAC, SAUK CO. LEADERS: MIKE MOSSMAN, JOAN KENNEY & DIANE BRUSOE LIMIT: 30 COST: $25 PER PERSON

8. MacKenzie Center: Game Farm & Wildlife Go behind the scenes at the State Game Farm to hold pheasant chicks & learn about ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ live native Wisconsin mammals & birds. Learn about animal adaptations, predator-prey ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀฀ ฀ SATURDAY, MAY 4, 9AM-2PM POYNETTE, COLUMBIA CO. LEADERS: DEREK JOHNSON & BOB NACK LIMIT: 30 COST: $12 ADULT / $6 CHILD, PER PERSON

9. When I Grow Up I Want to Be a…? Know a child interested in natural resources as a career? Then join us out in the field with a State Forest Superintendent, Forester, ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ Biologist to learn about their professions. Hike in the forest with these specialists to ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀

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10. Pond Peeking ฀

฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ Center, and learn what species are indicators of healthy ponds & wetlands. Then venture to hike ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ fun! Ages 8+ SATURDAY, MAY 4, 10AM-12PM BURLINGTON, KENOSHA CO. LEADERS: KENDRA JOHNCOCK & RON RASMUSSEN LIMIT: 20 COST: $15 ADULT / $9 CHILD, PER PERSON

11. Shealoh Valley: Prairie Restoration & Wildlife Rare plants & birds find home in Shealoh ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ along a hike of the rolling hills’ remnant & restored prairie in the shadow of Blue ฀ ฀ ฀฀ ฀ ฀ ฀฀ ฀ TIME: ALL SESSIONS 10AM-3PM CHOOSE ONE SESSION TO ATTEND: 11-A. WEDNESDAY, MAY 8 11-B. THURSDAY, JUNE 13 11-C. THURSDAY, AUGUST 8 BARNEVELD, IOWA CO. LEADERS: SHANNON SHEA BECKER, DIANE SHEA & JOHN SHEA LIMIT: 30 COST: $22 ADULT / $16 CHILD, PER PERSON

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14 & 110 12. Red Banks Alvar SNA One of the rarest ecosystems of Wisconsin, ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ Red Banks Alvar SNA to discover uncommon plants, relic snails & other wonders. THURSDAY, MAY 9, 10AM-12PM GREEN BAY, BROWN CO. LEADERS: MATTHEW WYKLE & JOE HENRY LIMIT: 12 COST: $12 PER PERSON

13. Birding on the Border: Exploring Avon Bottoms SNA ฀

฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ the Avon Bottoms Important Bird Area along the Lower Sugar River. Hike diverse habitats of grasslands, wetlands & bottomland ฀ ฀฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ species of birds including waves of migrant warblers, nesting prothonotary warblers, Henslow’s & lark sparrows. Possibly see nesting bald eagles & red-shouldered hawks. ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ Bird Protection Fund. FRIDAY, MAY 10, 7AM-2PM BRODHEAD, ROCK CO. LEADER: ANDY PAULIOS LIMIT: 15 COST: $62 PER PERSON *

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to the public. Bring a lunch to enjoy atop a sandstone bluff with breathtaking views. FRIDAY, MAY 10, 9AM-1PM WISCONSIN DELLS, COLUMBIA CO. LEADER: THOMAS MEYER LIMIT: 20 COST: $15 PER PERSON

15. St. Croix Falls: Botany at the Bluff’s Base ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ grasses, sedges & shrubs among basalt boulders and along seepage springs. From look-alikes to Latin names & from basics to technical. Learning about botany is fun on this hike along the Ice Age Trail from riveredge to bluff-top, ending with a sunset view. Ages 8+ FRIDAY, MAY 10, 5-7PM ST. CROIX FALLS, POLK CO. LEADER: BARBARA DELANEY LIMIT: 12 COST: $12 ADULT / $6 CHILD, PER PERSON

16. Milwaukee’s Urban Migration Hot-Spots Join BirdWatching Magazine editor Chuck Hagner to visit three Milwaukee-area hot-spots in the peak of spring migration: Lake Park, Kletzsch Park & Havenwoods State Forest. Set out on an adventure to spy waterbirds along the lake & river, bobolinks & other grassland species, birds of prey, warblers, tanagers & other colorful woodland ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ for the Bird Protection Fund. SATURDAY, MAY 11, 6AM-12PM MILWAUKEE, MILWAUKEE CO. LEADER: CHUCK HAGNER LIMIT: 12 COST: $62 PER PERSON * 2 Easy

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17. Mississippi River Eagle Nest & Warblers Boat Cruise ฀

฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ peak spring migration! Spy warblers, neotropical migrants, otters, & other wildlife of ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ see up-close eagle parents fishing & feeding ฀ ฀ ฀฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ tour. Ages 8+ SATURDAY, MAY 11, 8:30-10:30AM PRAIRIE DU CHIEN, CRAWFORD CO. LEADERS: CAPTAIN ERIC & JON STRAVERS LIMIT: 55 COST: $37 ADULT / $31 CHILD, PER PERSON

18. Spring Butterfly Trek: Crex to the Barrens Join a local butterfly enthusiast for a special day-long guided caravan tour of his favorite haunts in Burnett County’s pine barrens & ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ learn about & look for early-spring butterflies in various habitats bedazzled in bloom. SATURDAY, MAY 11, 9AM-4:30PM GRANTSBURG, BURNETT CO. LEADER: DEAN HANSEN LIMIT: 18 COST: $12 PER PERSON

19. Birding & Banding at Riveredge The annual migration of millions of birds is considered one of nature’s most aweinspiring mysteries. Join the Riveredge Bird Club for a fun-filled morning of casual bird watching in various habitats to spy as many species as possible for their annual Birdathon. Observe & assist with the banding of migratory songbirds. Ages10+

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20. Landscape Photography on the Door Shore Bring your camera & hone new outdoor photography sills under the guidance of an ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ Park. All skill levels welcome! Ages 12+ SATURDAY, MAY 11, 9AM-12PM STURGEON BAY, DOOR CO. LEADERS: DAVE & DIANE EDWARDS LIMIT: 18 COST: $15 ADULT / $9 CHILD, PER PERSON

21. Prairie Reptiles on the Mississippi Bluffs Learn about lizards & reptiles that inhabit the bluff prairies of Battle Hollow Prairie ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ display of early spring wildflowers & migrating warblers aplenty. Note: This strenuous hike involves climbing & searching rock outcrops for prairie reptiles. MONDAY, MAY 13, 11AM-3PM DESOTO, VERNON CO. LEADER: ARMUND BARTZ LIMIT: 12 COST: $12 PER PERSON

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22. Lower Wisconsin River: Birding at Cassell Prairie & Ferry Bluff SNA

24. Spring Prairie Flowers & Karner Blues

฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ habitats along the scenic Lower Wisconsin ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ floodplain forest to sand prairie, bluffside ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ breathtaking views from Ferry Bluff SNA. Learn about riverway & bluff ecology as we spy eastern meadowlarks, red-shouldered hawks and prothonotary, cerulean & Kentucky ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ for the Bird Protection Fund. WEDNESDAY, MAY 15, 5:15-11:30AM SAUK CITY, SAUK CO. LEADERS: MIKE MOSSMAN, YOYI STEELE, MATT ZINE & MATT MILLEN LIMIT: 15 COST: $62 PER PERSON *

25. Secret Bird Haunts of Wyalusing Perhaps Wisconsin’s finest spring birding haunt, Wyalusing State Park offers an unbeatable combination of spectacular ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ rainbow of warblers & tanagers, a delightful assortment of thrushes, flycatchers & more! ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ Protection Fund. FRIDAY, MAY 17, 6-11AM PRAIRIE DU CHIEN, GRANT CO. LEADER: CRAIG THOMPSON LIMIT: 10 COST: $62 PER PERSON *

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฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ super birding, fun paddling & beautiful landscapes! The Lower Wisconsin River Important Bird Area has a fantastic array of migrant & breeding birds. Start at the Blue River Sand Barrens SNA in search of rare sparrows, plants & reptiles. Then canoe a scenic floodplain forest slough to spy prothonotary warblers & ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀฀ ฀ ฀ for the Bird Protection Fund. THURSDAY, MAY 16, 5:30-11:30AM MUSCODA, GRANT CO. LEADERS: MIKE MOSSMAN, YOYI STEELE & DAN GOLTZ LIMIT: 15 COST: $62 PER PERSON *

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฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ see display gardens & spring blooms of prairie smoke, lupine, shooting star & more. Then visit the Shillinglaw property — one of the largest private restoration areas in WI, featuring ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ Learn about restoration & see acres of lupine likely aflutter with endangered Karner Blue butterflies. THURSDAY, MAY 16, 10AM-3PM WESTFIELD, MARQUETTE CO. LEADERS: NEIL DIBOLL, JOHN SHILLINGLAW & KIRK SHILLINGLAW LIMIT: 30 COST: $12 PER PERSON

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25 & 28 over 400 native plant species identified! Learn about prairie ecology, property history, ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ Chance to see prairie wildlife up-close! SATURDAY, MAY 18, 9-11:30AM PLEASANT PRAIRIE, KENOSHA CO. LEADERS: MARTY JOHNSON, DOUG ROBINSON & PAM HOLY LIMIT: 25 COST: $12 PER PERSON

wildflowers. Then savor the sweeping vista of Muralt Bluff Prairie SNA to enjoy early blooming plants and listen for songbirds. A ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ stars awaits! FRIDAY, MAY 17, 9AM-12PM ALBANY, GREEN CO. LEADERS: DAWN HINEBAUGH & RYAN O’CONNOR LIMIT: 25 COST: $12 PER PERSON

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27. Pewaukee River Ecology Exploration ฀

฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ to discover river ecology & Citizen Stream Monitoring in action. Get an up-close look at the small creatures & wildlife that live in ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ sampling. Ages 8+ FRIDAY, MAY 17, 1-3PM PEWAUKEE, WAUKESHA CO. LEADERS: JAYNE JENKS & CHARLIE SHONG LIMIT: 20 COST: $12 ADULTS / $6 CHILD, PER PERSON

28. Hot-Spots of Green Bay Bird City ฀

฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ Tour the many projects that define Green Bay as one of the premier Bird Cities in the state. See “Landscaping for Birds” demonstration plots, ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ SATURDAY, MAY 18, 7-11AM GREEN BAY, BROWN CO. LEADERS: MIKE REED & NANCY NABAK LIMIT: 20 COST: $12 PER PERSON

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฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ traversing the trails of Mazomanie Oak Barrens SNA. Learn about lichen ecology, tips for identification & conservation issues as we hike this beloved SNA. There’s a world in ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ support the Wisconsin Rare Plant Fund. SATURDAY, MAY 18, 9:30AM-12PM SAUK CITY, SAUK CO. LEADER: JIM BENNETT LIMIT: 20 COST: $17 PER PERSON

31. A Bird’s Eye View of Cavity Nesters Glimpse a true bird’s eye view of eastern bluebirds, tree swallows & cavity-nesting birds! ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ birds through learning stations & presentations. Learn how to attract these birds to your yard. Ages 6+ SATURDAY, MAY 18, 10AM-1PM WAUNAKEE, DANE CO. LEADERS: MARIANNE JENSEN & JAMES STICH LIMIT: 20 COST: $12 ADULTS / $6 CHILD, PER PERSON

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34. Lake Sturgeon: Lifting Nets on Lake Superior ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ biologists to lift nets for lake sturgeon! ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ years or more, and grow to nearly 6 feet long. This is a once-in-a-life-time opportunity to enjoy a close encounter with this ancient species that swam while dinosaurs roamed the earth! TIME: BOTH SESSIONS 8:30AM-12:30PM CHOOSE ONE SESSION TO ATTEND: 34-A. WEDNESDAY, MAY 22 34-B. THURSDAY, MAY 23 ASHLAND, ASHLAND CO. LEADERS: PETER STEVENS, JARED MYERS, SCOTT SAPPER & CHRIS ZUNKER LIMIT: 10 COST: $ 37 PER PERSON *

Birdwatch the same place at dawn & dusk, ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ overnight trip in the Northern HighlandAmerican Legion State Forest to learn about birds that bookend the night hours. Highlights include capturing & banding woodcock, ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ owls & whip-poor-wills in the evening and a wide variety of migratory birds at dawn. Price includes overnight lodging at Kemp Station & breakfast. SATURDAY, MAY 18, 5PM TO SUNDAY, MAY 19,10AM WOODRUFF, ONEIDA CO. LEADER: AMBER ROTH LIMIT: 20 COST: $ 47 PER PERSON

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35. Kirtland’s Warblers Up Close ฀

฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ biologists to see & hear nesting Kirtland’s warblers. Learn about cowbird control efforts in the area, how forests are managed especially for this bird & all about warbler ecology. This trip is a fund raiser to support Kirtland’s warbler conservation. TIME: BOTH SESSIONS 6:45-10AM CHOOSE ONE SESSION TO ATTEND: 35-A. FRIDAY, MAY 24 35-B. SATURDAY, MAY 25 ROME, ADAMS CO. LEADERS: JOEL TRICK & KIM GRVELES LIMIT: 36 COST: $ 42 PER PERSON *

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36. Grey & Green, Working Together for Cleaner Water ฀

฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ these Greenseams help reduce the risk of flooding. Then tour the Jones Island Water Reclamation Facility — one of the largest wastewater treatment plants in WI. See where Milorganite is made, and learn why it’s important to care for wastewater. Ages 10+ FRIDAY, MAY 24, 10AM-2:30PM FRANKLIN, MILWAUKEE CO. LEADER: BILL GRAFFIN LIMIT: 35 COST: $12 ADULTS / $6 CHILD, PER PERSON

37. Fawn Search & Collaring ฀

฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ help find, capture, measure & radio collar fawns. Provide hands-on help with this vital study to monitor deers’ first year of life. Be prepared to hike off-trail through all kinds of wet & dry terrain. For hearty hikers only! TIME: BOTH SESSIONS 7:45-12PM CHOOSE ONE SESSION TO ATTEND: 37-A. SATURDAY, MAY 25 37-B. SUNDAY, MAY 26 SHIOCTON, OUTAGAMIE CO. LEADER: MICHAEL WATT LIMIT: 25 COST: $12 PER PERSON

38. Door County: Four Favorite SNAs ฀

฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ Harbor Boreal Forest, Mud Lake & North Bay. Learn about the ecology of coastal wetlands & discover access points & little-known hiking trails. See rare & native plants, cedar forests, blooming Indian paintbrushes & dwarf lake irises. Great birding too!

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39. Drawing Delights from Willow River ฀

฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ drawing & ecology! Walk to waterfalls of Willow River sketching spring flowers, ferns & trees along the way with guidance & basic instruction from botanical illustrator ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ also interpret the ecology of the plants we see. The sound of the cascading water on bedrock & forested valley slopes are perfect inspiration for this artistic endeavor! SATURDAY, MAY 25, 10AM-1PM BURKHARDT, ST. CROIX CO. LEADERS: VERA MING WONG & BARBARA DELANEY LIMIT: 12 COST: $14 PER PERSON

40. Get Hooked: Fly Fishing For Beginners Tackle your curiousity about fly fishing on ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ & teach the basics. Then venture outside to learn some casts & fish the ponds. Cost includes use of rods, reels, lines & flies. Give it a try — you’ll get hooked! SATURDAY, MAY 25, 12:30-3PM NEWBURG, OZAUKEE CO. LEADERS: JERRY KIESOW, DIANE KIESOW & CHRIS VOLLMER LIMIT: 12 COST: $42 PER PERSON

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฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ backwaters of the Mississippi River with two ฀฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ list, search for mammals & learn about river ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀฀ ฀ FRIDAY, MAY 31, 10AM-3:30PM DESOTO, CRAWFORD CO. LEADERS: BRENDA & SCOTT KELLY LIMIT: 30 COST: $12 ADULTS / $6 CHILD, PER PERSON

42. Secret World of Sandhill Cranes ฀

฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ told through a population of birds studied for ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ create the amount of crop damage for which they are blamed? Learn the surprising truth unfolding through the study. SATURDAY, JUNE 1, 6-10AM BRIGGSVILLE, MARQUETTE CO. LEADERS: JEB BARZEN, ANNE LACY & ANDY GOSSENS LIMIT: 18 COST: $12 PER PERSON

43. Stream Ecology at Black Earth Creek Be a stream ecologist for a day! Get hands-on ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ Great fun & learning for the whole family! Ages 7+ SATURDAY, JUNE 1, 9AM-1PM BLACK EARTH, DANE CO. LEADER: MIKE MILLER LIMIT: 20 COST: $12 ADULTS / $6 CHILD, PER PERSON

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฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ as they radio track adult elk cows in the ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ through the back-country to search for where their calves are hidden. A once in a lifetime ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ must be physically fit for a long day of hiking ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ TIME: BOTH SESSIONS 9AM-5PM CHOOSE ONE SESSION TO ATTEND: 44-A. SATURDAY, JUNE 1 44-B. SUNDAY, JUNE 2 CLAM LAKE, ASHLAND CO. LEADERS: LAINE STOWELL & CHRISTINE PRIEST LIMIT: 10 COST: $15 PER PERSON

45. Tree & Shrub Identification Can’t tell your oak from and elm, or a birch from a beech? Here’s a great chance to hone ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ by their leaf, twig or bark — plus tricks to remember them! Learn some shrubs & vines too. Ages 12+ SATURDAY, JUNE 1, 10AM-12PM FALL CREEK, EAU CLAIRE CO. LEADER: JAMES SCHWIEBERT LIMIT: 18 COST: $20 ADULT / $14 CHILD, PER PERSON

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46. Rock Hounding ฀

฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ the glacial history of southern Wisconsin. ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ very “gneiss” trip! Ages 8-14 SATURDAY, JUNE 1, 10AM-12PM BURLINGTON, KENOSHA CO. LEADERS: KENDRA JOHNCOCK & KAREN KRUSE LIMIT: 20 COST: $15 ADULT / $9 CHILD, PER PERSON

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47. Sweetspots of the Scuppernong River Hike in Kettle Moraine Low Prairie & Scuppernong Prairie SNAs to learn the many ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ geological history, restoration, rare wildlife & plants. See wildflower blooms, then venture to the aptly named Paradise Springs to enjoy springs & rainbow trout. Ages 10+ SATURDAY, JUNE 1, 10:30AM-12:30PM EAGLE, WAUKESHA CO. LEADER: DAVE HOFFMAN LIMIT: 20 COST: $12 ADULTS / $6 CHILD, PER PERSON

48. Exploring Devil’s Lake: Biodiversity Underfoot ฀

฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ before. Learn about trees, how invasive plants & earthworms affect forest soils and discover all the biodiversity swarming underfoot. Fun, interactive & great for kids! Ages 6+ SATURDAY, JUNE 1, 10:30AM-12:30PM BARABOO, SAUK CO. LEADERS: TOM BOOS & BERNIE WILLIAMS LIMIT: 25 COST: $12 ADULTS / $6 CHILD, PER PERSON

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฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ both their northern & southern limits. Learn ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ and be on the look out for blackburnian & cerulean warblers, northern ravens, long sedge plants & more. FRIDAY, JUNE 7, 7AM-12PM HATFIELD, CLARK CO. LEADER: RANDY HOFFMAN LIMIT: 20 COST: $12 PER PERSON

50. Uncommon Birds of the Lower Chippewa River ฀

฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ through bottomland forests to savannas, prairies, swales & water-sloughs. Traverse a variety of habitats in search of uncommon birds such as lark sparrow, Bell’s vireo, redheaded woodpecker & black-billed cuckoo. FRIDAY, JUNE 7, 8-10AM DOWNSVILLE, DUNN CO. LEADERS: BILL HOGSETH & JEANETTE KELLY LIMIT: 12 COST: $12 PER PERSON

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51 51. Fish Passage Along the Milwaukee River It’s taken years of hard work, but well worth it! Over 100 miles of streams, rivers & habitat are now reconnected to the Milwaukee River watershed — allowing native fish access to spawn in its waters. See this amazing ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ underwater camera. An important project on a historic river! Ages 10+ FRIDAY, JUNE 7, 9AM-2:30PM THIENSVILLE, OZAUKEE CO. LEADERS: MATT AHO, ANDREW STRUCK & LUKE ROFFLER LIMIT: 20 COST: $12 ADULTS / $6 CHILD, PER PERSON

52. Kinnickinnic River Neighborhood Plan: Vision in Action ฀

฀ ฀ ฀ ฀฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ transforming from a concrete-lined channel into a living, breathing, healthy & safe river. See ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ stretches of the river to envision the home of future bike trails, plant communities & more. FRIDAY, JUNE 7, 10AM-12PM MILWAUKEE, MILWAUKEE CO. LEADERS: NADIA BOGUE & IRIS GONZALEZ LIMIT: 20 COST: $12 PER PERSON

54. Secretive Marsh Birds at Powell Marsh ฀

Birds & wildlife abound on this enjoyable biologist-guided pontoon tour of the famed Horicon Marsh, home to over 300 species of birds! Then venture on a boardwalk hike with biologists to see more & get a different perspective of the marsh. Ages 10+ SATURDAY, JUNE 8, 7:30AM-12PM HORICON, DODGE CO. LEADERS: LIZ HERZMANN & MARC ZUELSDORF LIMIT: 40 COST: $31 ADULT/ $25 CHILD, PER PERSON

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Nashotah Park has two lakes with completely undeveloped natural shorelines. Learn about ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ invertebrates. Hike through savannah & forest and look for nesting birds along the way. An active trip that’s lots of fun for kids! Ages 6+ FRIDAY, JUNE 7, 1-4PM 1 Accessible

฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ through Powell Marsh State Wildlife Area on the lookout for secretive marshbirds, such as American bitterns, Wilson’s snipe, black terns, ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀฀ FRIDAY, JUNE 7, 6:30-10AM MANITOWISH WATERS, VILAS CO. LEADER: RYAN BRADY LIMIT: 15 COST: $12 PER PERSON

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฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ it winds from wild to urban. Paddle through the peaceful river-valley in Kohler and venture into the urban wilds of the city of Sheboygan. Spy wildlife & learn about the major habitat restoration & PCB clean-up completed in recent years. Canoes provided. Ages 10+ SATURDAY, JUNE 8, 8:45AM-1PM SHEBOYGAN, SHEBOYGAN CO.

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57. Going Deep in the Devil’s Nose ฀

฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ Nose) is a continuum of natural communities of great ecological interest: from talus slopes, to prairie glade, to open-oak & closed-canopy woods. Add in fascinating geological history, spectacular views, numerous rare species & great birding — it’s easy to see why this is such a special place! SATURDAY, JUNE 8, 9AM-12PM BARABOO, SAUK CO. LEADER: MATT ZINE LIMIT: 15 COST: $12 PER PERSON

58. Monches Park Preview! Get a preview of Waukesha County’s future ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ watching in the hardwood forest. Then ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ on by monitoring the stream & sampling ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ comes to life! Ages 6+ SATURDAY, JUNE 8, 9AM-12PM MERTON, WAUKESHA CO. LEADERS: JAYNE JENKS & MIKE BOURQUIN LIMIT: 20 COST: $12 ADULTS / $6 CHILD, PER PERSON

59. Kestrel Banding Join researchers to visit several kestrel ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ & band kestrel chicks, while learning about raptor ecology. This is a fundraiser for kestrel research. Ages 8+ TIME: BOTH SESSIONS 10AM-2PM CHOOSE ONE SESSION TO ATTEND:

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59-A. SATURDAY, JUNE 8 59-B. SUNDAY, JUNE 9 BANCROFT, PORTAGE CO. LEADERS: JANET ESCHENBAUCH & AMBER ESCHENBAUCH LIMIT: 24 COST: $35 ADULT / $29 CHILD, PER PERSON

60. After the Dam Broke: Restoration & Mitigation at High Cliff The land that now makes up High Cliff State ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ how this land transformed from a network of creeks & wetlands, to a thriving mining town, to recreational area. See how determined locals rallied to restore an ecosystem once the dam failed & the fishing ponds dissapeared. An inspiring success story! ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀฀ Ages 10+ SATURDAY, JUNE 8, 10AM-12PM SHERWOOD, CALUMET CO. LEADER: CYNTHIA MUELLER LIMIT: 30 COST: $12 ADULTS / $6 CHILD, PER PERSON

61. Jens Jensen’s Legacy in Door County ฀

฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ landscapes: renowned landscape architect ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ Bay), and Toft Point SNA (Baileys Harbor). While enjoying late spring flora, learn about ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ natural landscapes & stewardship and lessons for we who share their passion. SATURDAY, JUNE 8, 1-5PM ELLISON BAY, DOOR CO. LEADERS: NANCY ATEN, ROY LUKES & DAN COLLINS LIMIT: 20 COST: $17 PER PERSON

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Understanding the ecology of trout streams ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ may even help you catch (& release) more fish. Learn about trout stream ecology, how to “read the water,” trout prey & the fly patterns that imitate them. This workshop is for beginning through advanced fly fishers. Loaner fly rods available for those without ฀฀฀ ฀ SATURDAY, JUNE 15, 10AM-2PM AVALANCHE, VERNON CO. LEADER: MIKE MILLER LIMIT: 20 COST: $22 ADULT / $16 CHILD, PER PERSON

Paddle the Berkhahn Flowage of the Mead Wildlife Area to discover a rich variety of ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ & discover the history from Native Americans to the present of this scenic gem. Canoes provided. Ages 8+ SUNDAY, JUNE 9, 9AM-12PM MILLADORE, MARATHON CO. LEADERS: DAVID STANLEY, PAMELA RESECH & PATRICE EYERS LIMIT: 15 COST: $12 ADULTS / $6 CHILD, PER PERSON

63. Bog vs. Swamp ฀

฀ ฀ ฀฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ carnivorous plants & other rarities at ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ cloaked landscape of twisted trees. FRIDAY, JUNE 14, 9:00AM-3:30PM LONG LAKE, FLORENCE CO. LEADER: THOMAS MEYER LIMIT: 20 COST: $12 PER PERSON

64. Hunt for the Hodag Adventure awaits! Immerse yourself into the old-growth primeval forest of Holboe Conifer Forest SNA to see the location where the ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ eagle nest to view the young & learn about raptor ecology. Then visit Wild Instincts wildlife rehab center for a “behind the scenes” tour. Ages 8+ SATURDAY, JUNE 15, 9AM-12PM RHINELANDER, ONEIDA CO. LEADERS: JEREMY HOLTZ & BOB DALL LIMIT: 20 COST: $12 ADULTS / $6 CHILD, PER PERSON

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66. Bat Adventure: Paddling the Wisconsin River ฀

฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ leisurely down one of Wisconsin’s most scenic rivers while listening for bats as they forage & navigate the moonlit skies. Use detectors to “hear” and identify the bats skimming across the water. See bats up-close at a mist-netting ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ FRIDAY, JUNE 21, 8-10:30PM SPRING GREEN, SAUK CO. LEADERS: PAUL WHITE, HEATHER KAARAKKA & JENNIFER REDELL LIMIT: 20 COST: $37 PER PERSON *

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70. Frogging Around on Crex First enjoy an indoor presentation on the ecology and calls of frogs of Wisconsin. ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ Wildlife Area to catch frogs & see what species can be found a’croaking. Ages 6+ THURSDAY, JUNE 27, 9-11:45AM GRANTSBURG, BURNETT CO. LEADER: STEVE HOFFMAN LIMIT: 25 COST: $12 ADULTS / $6 CHILD, PER PERSON

฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ canyons! Learn about rare & invasive plants, savanna ecology & geology. SATURDAY, JUNE 22, 9AM-12PM WYOCENA, COLUMBIA CO. LEADER: CRAIG ANDERSON LIMIT: 12 COST: $12 PER PERSON

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฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ lime-kiln ruins & delight in some longforgotten cultural history. SATURDAY, JUNE 22, 9AM-12PM SHERWOOD, CALUMET CO. LEADERS: JOANNE KLUESSENDORF & CYNTHIA MUELLER LIMIT: 25 COST: $12 PER PERSON

69. Upper Sugar River Canoe Exploration ฀

฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ section of the Upper Sugar River to see first-hand what’s being done to protect this waterway so close to suburbia. Memorable moments: Pass an old stagecoach stop & Indian mound, traverse the meandering river & observe a variety of wildlife. Canoes provided. This trip is a fundraiser for conservation work by the Upper Sugar River ฀ ฀฀ SATURDAY, JUNE 22, 9AM-12PM PAOLI, DANE CO. LEADERS: BILL & LISA KEEN LIMIT: 10 COST: $ 55 PER PERSON *

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฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ Hike through Blue River Sand Barrens SNA to see cactus, reptiles & other arid-adapted ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ the view from atop Blue River Bluffs SNA. Note: steep hill hiking. FRIDAY, JUNE 28, 9AM-2PM BLUE RIVER, GRANT CO. LEADER: THOMAS MEYER LIMIT: 20 COST: $12 PER PERSON

72. Puchyan Prairie Poweshiek Promenade ฀

฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ in search of rare butterflies, plants & birds. Chance to spy the endangered Poweshiek skipperling & other wetland butterflies. ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ encounter birds such as American bitterns, black terns & king rails. A smorgasbord of rare encounters! FRIDAY, JUNE 28, 9AM-12PM GREEN LAKE, GREEN LAKE CO. LEADERS: JOE HENRY & JIM HOLZWART LIMIT: 12 COST: $12 PER PERSON

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฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ landscape is home to many rare species. ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ sparrows, upland sandpipers, chestnut-sided warblers & dozens of butterfly species. WEDNESDAY, JULY 3, 7-11AM INO, BAYFIELD CO. LEADER: RYAN BRADY LIMIT: 15 COST: $12 PER PERSON

75. Edible Wild Plants & Flower Farming Traverse the woods to identify & harvest edible & medicinal plants, as well learn which should be avoided. Then off to the kitchen to prepare your foraged lunch & enjoy the bounty of your booty! Also tour a flower farm’s organic cutflower production beds. SATURDAY, JULY 13, 9AM-1:30PM BARNEVELD, IOWA CO. LEADERS: KELLY KEARNS & KATE COOPER LIMIT: 15 COST: $ 17 PER PERSON

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76. The Awe of Old-Growth Witness the awe-inspiring majesty of the old-growth hemlock & hardwood forest of ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ plants, bugs, birds & salamanders at this breathtaking site. Primeval trees over 300 years old will put a new perspective on your view of nature! Ages 6+ SATURDAY, JULY 13, 9AM-12PM MANITOWISH WATERS, VILAS CO. LEADER: RANDY HOFFMAN LIMIT: 25 COST: $12 ADULTS / $6 CHILD, PER PERSON

฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ cliffs, forests & shrublands support a diverse flora surrounding a small kettle lake. Learn ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ species. SATURDAY, JUNE 29, 9AM-12:30PM PORTAGE, COLUMBIA CO. LEADERS: KEVIN DOYLE & RYAN O’CONNOR LIMIT: 15 COST: $12 PER PERSON

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77. Pontoon Lake Mohawksin & Tour Tomahawk Dam Power Station ฀

฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ of scenic shorelines of this large reservoir ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ hydroelectric power plant which creates clean renewable energy. TUESDAY, JULY 16, 11AM-3PM TOMAHAWK, LINCOLN CO. LEADERS: AJ THEILER & GREG EGTVEDT LIMIT: 18 COST: $37 PER PERSON

78. Flutter, Fly & Wade into Citizen Science ฀

฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ wade for freshwater mussels, observe butterflies ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ home & consider monitoring your own favorite ecosystem. Become a citizen scientist — where fun & science meet! Ages 10+ THURSDAY, JULY 18, 9AM-12PM FALL CREEK, EAU CLAIRE CO. LEADERS: JEANETTE KELLY & ANNA MARES LIMIT: 20 COST: $20 ADULT / $9 CHILD, PER PERSON 2 Easy

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79. Treasures in the Stream: Native Mussels Wade in the cool waters of the Mukwonago (trip A) or Chippewa River (trip B) to search for one of our state’s most diverse yet hidden treasures: freshwater mussels (clams). Learn ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ life cycle & amazing contributions to the history of Wisconsin. Great fun for kids & adults! This is the same trip, offered in two ฀ ฀ ฀ TIME: BOTH SESSIONS 9AM-12PM CHOOSE ONE SESSION TO ATTEND: 79-A. SATURDAY, JULY 20 – MUKWONAGO, WAUKESHA CO. 79-B. SATURDAY, JULY 27–MERIDIAN, DUNN CO. LEADER: LISIE KITCHEL LIMIT: 25 COST: $12 ADULTS / $6 CHILD, PER PERSON

80. FireFly Watch of Wisconsin Warm summer evenings bring out the gems of the night: fireflies! Recent concern over declining firefly populations prompted the FireFly Watch. Learn about firefly ecology & be trained so you can help researchers by monitoring fireflies in your own backyard. Ages 8+ WEDNESDAY, JULY 24, 8PM-11PM FALL CREEK, EAU CLAIRE CO. LEADER: JEANETTE KELLY LIMIT: 24 COST: $20 ADULT / $14 CHILD, PER PERSON

81. Lakeshore State Park: Urban Oasis Lakeshore is one of the newest & most urban of Wisconsin’s State Parks. Located on a peninsula in Lake Michigan in downtown Milwaukee, it sports spectacular views of the city, lake & a surprising diversity of wildlife.

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82. International Crane Foundation: Celebrating 40 Years! ฀

฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ the history of ICF’s global conservation initiatives, discover the future of crane conservation & bring your crane curiosity to participate in in-depth discussions with ICF scientists & educators. Ages 10+ SATURDAY, JULY 27, 9AM-12PM BARABOO, SAUK CO. LEADERS: DARCY LOVE, CULLY SHELTON & BRYANT TARR LIMIT: 25 COST: $12 ADULTS / $6 CHILD, PER PERSON

83. Seeking Stoneflies & Stream Life Streams host an incredible abundance of life. From ancient stoneflies to beautiful dragonflies, insect inhabitors tell us about ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ life hidden within. Ages 9+ SATURDAY, JULY 27, 10AM-12PM BARABOO, SAUK CO. LEADER: KRIS STEPENUCK LIMIT: 15 COST: $12 ADULTS / $6 CHILD, PER PERSON

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84. Sunset Cruise on the Mississippi Savor sunset on the backwaters of the Mississippi as we cruise our way through ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ birds & wildlife as they bask in the waning ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ semi-enclosed pontoon cruiser. Limited space ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ Field Trip Program. SATURDAY, JULY 27, 7PM-9PM LA CROSSE, LA CROSSE CO. LEADER: CAPTAIN ERIC LIMIT: 30 COST: $ 75 PER PERSON *

habitat to many birds, insects & animals. This is not an ordinary prairie tour! Two sessions offered, each with various blooming plants. All ages welcome TIME: BOTH SESSIONS 1-3PM CHOOSE ONE SESSION TO ATTEND: 86-A. SATURDAY, AUGUST 3 86-B. SATURDAY, AUGUST 31 CEDARBURG, OZAUKEE CO. LEADERS: BENJAMIN ARNOLD & MARJIE TOMTER LIMIT: 25 COST: $14 ADULT / $8 CHILD, PER PERSON

87. Moths & Insects After Dark Spend twilight hours & into the night ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ Learn about moth ecology & identification and see a myriad of insects up-close as we ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ in. We’ll stay out as late as you like! Ages 8+ SATURDAY, AUGUST 3, 6-11PM CROSS PLAINS, DANE CO. LEADER: KYLE JOHNSON LIMIT: 20 COST: $12 ADULTS / $6 CHILD, PER PERSON

85. Butterflies, Beetles & Blooms of Bauer Brockway Barrens SNA Hike this premier site in Wisconsin in search of rare butterflies, moths, beetles, plants & birds, including the endangered Karner blue butterfly. ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ once considered sandy wastelands but now deemed globally rare. SATURDAY, AUGUST 3, 9:30AM-1PM BLACK RIVER FALLS, JACKSON CO. LEADER: ARMUND BARTZ LIMIT: 15 COST: $12 PER PERSON

86. Amazing Restoration: Farm Field to Resplendent Prairie ฀

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฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀฀ Geocaches are hidden containers that you track down using GPS. Learn how to use a GPS, then venture on a geocache hunt. Learn map & compass orienteering too. GPS units provided, or bring your own. Ages 7+ TIME: BOTH SESSIONS 9-11AM CHOSE ONE SESSION TO ATTEND: 88-A. SATURDAY, AUGUST 10 88-B. SATURDAY, OCTOBER 12 BLACK EARTH, DANE CO. LEADER: VIRGINIA WIGGEN LIMIT: 12 COST: $18 ADULT / $12 CHILD, PER PERSON

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The fascinating world of native Wisconsin butterflies awaits! See the Beaver Creek caterpillar rearing lab, then enjoy the butterfly house to see more than a dozen species of native butterflies up close! Learn about butterfly lifecycles, migration, ecology & the garden plants that attract them. Ages 12+ SATURDAY, AUGUST 10, 10AM-12PM FALL CREEK, EAU CLAIRE CO. LEADER: JAMES SCHWIEBERT LIMIT: 20 COST: $20 ADULT / $14 CHILD, PER PERSON

90. Shorebirds Made Simpler at the Rainbow Flowage Learn tips & tricks to identify shorebirds ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ Chance to see hundreds of shorebirds including: yellowlegs, plovers, various sandpipers & maybe rare buff-breasted sandpipers too! THURSDAY, AUGUST 15, 8AM-12PM ST. GERMAIN, ONEIDA CO. LEADER: RYAN BRADY LIMIT: 15 COST: $12 PER PERSON

91. Canoe with Mussels on the Wolf River Adventure awaits! Paddle your way down the scenic Wolf River in a 10-passenger replica voyager fur-trade canoe. Wade into cool ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ and other hidden life teeming on the riverbed below. Ages 10+ SATURDAY, AUGUST 17, 8:30AM-2PM NAVARINO, SHAWANO CO. LEADERS: SCOTT KOEHNKE, JAMES ROBAIDEK & KAY BROCKMAN-MEDERAS LIMIT: 18 COST: $12 ADULTS / $6 CHILD, PER PERSON *Your cost per person for this trip is tax-deductible

฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ having fun catching & identifying various types of butterflies. Help tag monarch butterflies to track their amazing migration to ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ swamp metalmark butterfly. Ages 6+ SATURDAY, AUGUST 17, 10AM-12PM NEWBURG, OZAUKEE CO. LEADER: AMANDA ZOPP LIMIT: 15 COST: $17 ADULT / $11 CHILD, PER PERSON

93. Night at Neda Mine: Bats Swarm at the State’s Largest Hibernaculum This is likely the last year for this trip due to ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ called white-nose syndrome! Wander moon-lit trails to view thousands of bats in ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ Wisconsin’s largest bat hibernaculum where over 100,000 bats hibernate in this maze of abandoned iron mine tunnels. Use ultrasound bat detectors, infrared video cameras & your own eyes to watch the annual ritual ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ rare opportunity to learn first-hand about bat biology & natural history from our state’s ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ fundraiser for the WI Bat Conservation Fund. Ages 10+ TIME: BOTH SESSIONS 6:15-10PM CHOOSE ONE SESSION TO ATTEND: 93-A. FRIDAY, AUGUST 23 93-B. FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 20 HORICON, DODGE CO. LEADER: JENNIFER REDELL LIMIT: 40 COST: $100 ADULT / $35 CHILD, PER PERSON *

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94. Maiden Rock Bat Night Marvel in amazement as many hundreds of mating bats swarm the entrance to an active sand mine where over 80,000 bats hibernate ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ learn about bat ecology & conservation at one of the state’s largest & most important bat hibernacula. This trip is a fundraiser for the Wisconsin Bat Conservation Fund. FRIDAY, AUGUST 23, 7:30-10PM MAIDEN ROCK, PIERCE CO. LEADERS: PAUL WHITE, MICHELE MAXSON & HEATHER KAARAKKA LIMIT: 35 COST: $62 PER PERSON *

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95. John Muir’s Boyhood Haunts ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ birth & the 100th anniversary of his book My Boyhood and Youth. Celebrate by visiting several of his boyhood haunts including: the family homestead at Muir Park SNA, breathtaking vistas of Observatory Hill SNA, the Wee White Kirk where John’s father preached & his family is buried & more! This is a fundraiser for the Friends of John Muir. SATURDAY, AUGUST 24, 9:30AM-3:30PM MONTELLO, MARQUETTE CO. LEADERS: MARK MARTIN & KATHLEEN MCGWIN LIMIT: 25 COST: $22 PER PERSON

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฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ one of Wisconsin’s greatest wetland gems! ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ about various wetland types, their value, ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ for restoration on private lands. Ages 10+ SATURDAY, AUGUST 24, 10AM-4PM

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฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ landscape. Hike the dunes to learn more about this charming place where rare & interesting plants reside, including the ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ wetlands & small white pine forests. THURSDAY, AUGUST 29, 9-11AM SHEBOYGAN, SHEBOYGAN CO. LEADERS: KRISTA LUTZKE & JOE HENRY LIMIT: 12 COST: $12 PER PERSON

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฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ diverse & delightful wet meadows along Stony Brook & its small tributaries. Learn ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ characterize wet prairies & sedge meadowfens. SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 7, 9-11:30AM WATERLOO, JEFFERSON CO. LEADER: MATT ZINE LIMIT: 15 COST: $12 PER PERSON

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฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ autumnal glory. Canoe the scenic Pine River ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ SNA, an 8,000+ acre mosaic of natural communities. Learn the natural & cultural ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ 2 Easy

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A full day of fun! Start the morning with a hike in Five-Mile Bluff SNA for amazing vistas of the Mississippi & Chippewa Rivers. Learn about goat-prairie ecology & see migrating birds. Then off to the tracks to ride atop an ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ short hikes into blooming prairies, hardwood forests, wetlands & sloughs near the ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ opportunity to enjoy this remote mosaic of ecosystems that is home to amazing birds! This fundraiser supports conservation along the Lower Chippewa River. SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 8, 9AM-5PM PEPIN, PEPIN CO. LEADERS: DAVE LINDRUD & GARY WOLF LIMIT: 60 COST: $ 45 PER PERSON *

101. Wildflower Walk & Seed Collecting ฀

฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ the grasslands of Mead Wildlife Area. See wildlife, insects, blooming wildflowers & collect seeds to craft a “Seed Ball” to get your own garden started. This family event features activities for all ages: building suet & seed feeders, a historical scavenger hunt & guided hikes. Ages 4-14

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SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 8, 10AM-2PM MILLADORE, MARATHON CO. LEADERS: PAMELA RESECH, KAYLEE ZALEWSKI & BILL SEYBOLD LIMIT: 30 COST: $12 ADULTS / $6 CHILD, PER PERSON

102. Bird & Bat Migration in Milwaukee Learn about the importance of urban natural areas for bats, migratory birds & other wildlife species. Observe a bird banding station, mist-nets and acoustic bat ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀฀ ฀ a rare opportunity to see songbirds in the hand! Ages 10+ SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 14, 8-11AM MILWAUKEE, MILWAUKEE CO. LEADERS: OWEN BOYLE, TIM VARGO & JENNIFER CALLAGHAN LIMIT: 30 COST: $12 PER PERSON

103. Migrating Monarchs at Richard Bong SRA ฀

฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ to monarch butterfly migration. Learn more about this familiar butterfly then go into the field to catch & tag monarch migrants who ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀฀ Ages 7+ SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 14, 12:30-3PM KANSASVILLE, KENOSHA CO. LEADER: BETH GOEPPINGER LIMIT: 30 COST: $12 ADULTS / $6 CHILD, PER PERSON

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105 104. Monarch Tagging at Schlitz Audubon It’s time for monarch butterflies to make ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ interactive presentation about monarch butterflies and venture outside with nets to catch, tag & release monarch migrators. ฀ SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 14, 1-3PM MILWAUKEE, MILWAUKEE CO. LEADER: MOYA MOWBRAY LIMIT: 15 COST: $12 ADULTS / $6 CHILD, PER PERSON

105. Lake Sturgeon Reintroduction Lake sturgeon can live for 100 years & grow to 9 feet long! Once common in the Great Lakes, they were absent from the Milwaukee River for more than a century — until now! Learn about sturgeon biology, tour a rearing ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ from the standpoint of this ancient fish. This fundraiser supports sturgeon reintroduction. Ages 8+ SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 14 CHOOSE ONE SESSION TIME TO ATTEND: 105-A. 9AM-12PM 105-B. 1-4PM NEWBURG, OZAUKEE CO. LEADER: MARY HOLLEBACK LIMIT: 20 COST: $17 ADULT / $11 CHILD, PER PERSON

106. Fall Raptor Migration & Mississippi Bluff Prairies Soaring views with soaring raptors! Learn about ecology & rare plants of bluff prairies ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ atop an 800-foot bluff overlooking the Mississippi River. A perfect perch to observe ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ raptors.

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108 SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 9AM-12PM CASSVILLE, GRANT CO. LEADERS: AMY & RICH STAFFEN LIMIT: 15 COST: $12 PER PERSON

107. Behind the Scenes: Wildlife Rehab Center Tour behind the scenes at the WI Humane Society’s Wildlife Rehabilitation Center, ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ sick & orphaned wild animals, from falcons ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ visit with resident peregrine falcon, eastern screech owl, big brown bats & others. THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 2-4PM MILWAUKEE, MILWAUKEE CO. LEADER: SCOTT DIEHL LIMIT: 18 COST: $12 PER PERSON

108. Baraboo Hills: History Written in the Rocks The Baraboo Hills are among the oldest rock outcroppings in North America and a premier geologic marvel of the Midwest. ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ forces, from mountain-building to glaciers, ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ challenging & steep hiking. SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 9AM-4PM BARABOO, SAUK CO. LEADER: PHIL FAUBLE LIMIT: 25 COST: $12 PER PERSON

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฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ Riveredge’s beautiful prairies to have fun catching & identifying various insects. ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ waiting to be found! Ages 6+ SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 10AM-12PM NEWBURG, OZAUKEE CO. LEADER: AMANDA ZOPP LIMIT: 15 COST: $17 ADULT / $11 CHILD, PER PERSON

110. Autumn Dells Power-Hike Take a strenuous & fast-paced power-hike ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ River SNA not normally accessible to the public. Spectacular gorges, mossy glens & rare plants await as we traverse steep & off-trail terrain. Bring a lunch to enjoy atop a sandstone bluff with amazing vistas. Note: this is a very challenging hike — only hearty hikers need apply! . FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 9AM-2PM WISCONSIN DELLS, COLUMBIA CO. LEADER: THOMAS MEYER LIMIT: 20 COST: $15 PER PERSON

111. Compass & Orienteering Workshop Learn to use a compass, then test your skills by playing a relay game & navigating an orienteering course at Seno Nature Center. Ages 10+ SATURDAY, OCTOBER 5, 10AM-12PM BURLINGTON, KENOSHA CO. LEADERS: KENDRA JOHNCOCK & RON RASMUSSEN LIMIT: 20 COST: $15 ADULT / $9 CHILD, PER PERSON

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112. Turkey Vultures Up Close Marvel at vulture natural history as we hike ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ 300 birds assembling in their night roost. Meet a live vulture up-close to see why these birds are so charming! SATURDAY, OCTOBER 5, 2:30-7PM BARABOO, SAUK COUNTY CO. LEADERS: LISA HARTMAN & MIKE MOSSMAN LIMIT: 25 COST: $12 PER PERSON

113. Saw-whet & Long-eared Owl Banding Have your own close encounter with ฀฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ birds at Linwood Springs Research Station, which bands up to 700 migrating owls annually. Chance to see long-eared owls, too! Ages 7+ TIME: ALL SESSIONS 7:30-10PM CHOOSE ONE SESSION TO ATTEND: 113-A. FRIDAY, OCTOBER 11 113-B. SATURDAY, OCTOBER 12 113-C. THURSDAY, OCTOBER 17 STEVENS POINT, PORTAGE CO. LEADERS: GENE & LORRAINE JACOBS LIMIT: 35 COST: $25 ADULT / $19 CHILD, PER PERSON

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113, 117 & 119 114. LTC Old Growth Forest SNA The Lakeshore Technical College has a goldmine on its land: the autumnal hue of 300 year-old sugar maples! Hike through this newly dedicated SNA awash in golden color with trees reaching 11 feet around. Hear about the effort of local people who saved this forest once marked for logging. Ages 10+ SATURDAY, OCTOBER 12, 9AM-12PM CELEVELAND, MANITOWOC CO. LEADER: BERNIE BROUCHOUD LIMIT: 18 COST: $12 ADULTS / $6 CHILD, PER PERSON

118 & 121 116. Crane Watch & Overnight at Sandhill Marvel at breathtaking views as thousands of cranes come to roost in Gallagher Marsh ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ overnight in the nice dorms at Sandhill Outdoor Skills Center. At first light, we’ll return to the marsh & watch from a viewing tower as cranes wake & take to the morning sky! There’s a good chance to see eagles & swans too! Meals & lodging included. Ages 10+ SATURDAY, OCT 19, 3:30PM TO SUNDAY, OCT 20, 10AM BABCOCK, WOOD CO. LEADER: BRITT SEARLES LIMIT: 20 COST: $37 ADULT / $31 CHILD, PER PERSON

115. Autumn Photography in the North Kettle Moraine ฀

฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ photographers. Start the day with an hour ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ & tips. Then venture to several sites in the Northern Kettle Moraine and use your new skills to capture the beauty of rural scenes, autumn color & images of lakes & ponds. Beginner to advanced photographers welcome. SATURDAY, OCTOBER 12, 9AM-3PM DUNDEE, FOND DU LAC CO. LEADERS: KEN & BARB WARDIUS LIMIT: 12 COST: $20 PER PERSON

117. Saw-whet Owl Banding at Beaver Creek ฀

฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ close & personal! Help to catch & band saw-whet owls at Beaver Creek Reserve. Ages 8+ SATURDAY, OCTOBER 19, 7:30-9PM FALL CREEK, EAU CLAIRE CO. LEADER: RUTH FORSGREN LIMIT: 25 COST: $17 ADULT / $11 CHILD, PER PERSON

118. Waterfowl of the Mighty Mississippi River Get to know your ducks, geese & swans of the Mississippi River flyway! Learn from an ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ an indoor classroom. Then venture to the field in Pools 8 & 9 to practice your new skills during the peak of waterfowl migration. Ages 12+

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119. Saw-whet Owls at Woodland Dunes Marvel at saw-whet owls up-close as you watch researchers catch, band & release ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ Center. Ages 8+ TIME: BOTH SESSIONS 6-8PM 119-A. SATURDAY, OCTOBER 26 119-B. SUNDAY, OCTOBER 27 TWO RIVERS, MANITOWOC CO. LEADER: BERNIE BROUCHOUD LIMIT: 15 COST: $27 ADULT / $21 CHILD, PER PERSON

120. Amazing Raptor Migration at Hawk Ridge Observatory ฀

฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ridgetop perch with panoramic views of Lake Superior. The right winds can bring several hundred raptors! Learn about raptor ecology, ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ northern goshawks, golden & bald eagles and rough-legged & red-tailed hawks. Ages 8+ CHOOSE ONE SESSION TO ATTEND: 120-A. SATURDAY, OCT. 26, 9AM-12PM 120-B. SATURDAY, OCT 26, 1-4PM 120-C. SUNDAY, OCT 27, 9AM-12PM 120-D. SUNDAY, OCT 27, 1-4PM DULUTH, MN LEADERS: WILLIAM SMITH, RICHARD & AMY STAFFEN LIMIT: 18 COST: $12 ADULTS / $6 CHILD, PER PERSON

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122. Boat Cruise the Mississippi Migration Revel in the miracle of migration as we view many hundreds of migrating tundra swans, ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ your perch on the deck of a heated pontoon ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ Pool 9 in the Mississippi River Wildlife Refuge. Chance to see otters, minks & other wildlife too! Ages 10+ SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 1-4PM LANSING, IA LEADER: CAPTAIN ERIC LIMIT: 55 COST: $50 ADULT / $46 CHILD, PER PERSON

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The Great Wisconsin Birdathon Support Wisconsin’s birds by going birding!

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Birdathon Big Day Field Trips Interested in the Birdathon, but unsure of your birding skills? Then sign up for one of the Big Day Trips below & head into the field with an expert! Just $25 per person to attend.

*Note: you must join the Birdathon & commit to collecting at least $100 in pledges to attend a Big Day Trip below.

Register for these Birdathon Big Day trips at wibirdathon.org starting March 4 E. Northern Kettle Morraine Big Day ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ habitats in the Northern Kettle Moraine to search for birds at the height of spring migration. SATURDAY, MAY 18, 7AM-2PM CAMPBELLSPORT, FOND DU LAC CO. LEADER: BILL VOLKERT

A. Baraboo Hills & Badger Army Ammunition Plant Big Day ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ grasslands of Fairfield Marsh & the Badger Army Ammunition Plant. FRIDAY, MAY 10, 4:30AM-9PM BARABOO, SAUK CO. LEADERS: MIKE MOSSMAN & TOD PERSCHE

F. Leopold Pine Island Big Day Learn about ecology while spoting many ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ grasslands, marshes, savannas, barrens, floodplain forests & more. SUNDAY, MAY 19, 4:30AM-12PM BARABOO, SAUK CO. LEADERS: YOYI STEELE & MIKE MOSSMAN

B. North Empire Prairie IBA Big Day ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ Important Bird Area. Carpool to visit: Goose Pond, Schoenberg’s Marsh, Mud Lake & Grassy Lake. SATURDAY, MAY 11, 6AM-2PM ARLINGTON, COLUMBIA CO. LEADERS: MARK MARTIN & SUE FOOTE-MARTIN

G. Horicon Marsh Big Day Birdwatch the various habitats at Horicon Marsh at the peak of spring migration. Observe migrant & resident nesting birds and learn about property history along the way. SUNDAY, MAY 19, 7AM-2PM WAUPUN, DODGE CO. LEADER: BILL VOLKERT

C. Cedarburg Bog Big Day ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ Bog SNA & nearby birding hot-spots to find as many species as possible. SATURDAY, MAY 18, 6AM-2PM SAUKVILLE, OZAUKEE CO. LEADERS: OWEN BOYLE & TIM VARGO

H. Crex Meadows Area Big Day ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ Wildlife Area, Fish Lake Wildlife Area & ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀฀ Hunt through marshes, meadows, forests & barrens. Spy 130+ species of birds! FRIDAY, MAY 24, 4AM-2PM GRANTSBURG, BURNETT CO. LEADER: ANDY PAULIOS

D. Green Bay & Door County Big Day ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ including several types of forest, marsh & Lake Michigan shoreline. SATURDAY, MAY 18, 6AM-5PM GREEN BAY, BROWN CO. LEADERS: TOM PRESTBY, BOB HOWE & AMY WOLF

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Registration Information Steps to register for Field Trips:

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Check your membership status! We’ve marked the address label on this booklet. If it says: ฀฀“Renew Today!”฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ register for trips. Simply make your renewal payment when you register for trips, or renew anytime at wisconservation.org ฀“Thank You!” you do not need to renew at this time, your membership is current. ฀“Join us!” Please consider becoming a member to join us on field trips. Become a member ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ Register online at: wisconservation.org You must be, or become, a member of the Foundation to register for field trips.

When can I register for Field Trips? Current & renewing members enjoy Early Bird online registration starting at NOON on March 20. Not already a member? ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀Before April 1: Go to our website wisconservation.org and click on “Join Now” to become a ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ After April 1: Register for trips using the passcode: Join NRF & a discounted membership rate of ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀

Tips for choosing trips: ฀฀You may attend up to four trips, and bring up to 5 guests. ฀ ฀ ฀ is still available, we may be able to register you for additional trips at that time. ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀

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Tips for online registration: No phone or email registrations accepted. ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ mind. ฀฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ email wait-listers to go on trips! ฀Big fan of our field trips? Then please consider an additional donation to the Field Trip Fund while ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀

Important facts: ฀All fees are non-refundable if you cancel your registration. ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ to you via US mail. ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ Questions: Call (866) 264-4096 or email: fieldtrips@wisconservation.org or christine.tanzer@wisconsin.gov

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2012 2013 Field FieldTrips Trip • Registration RegistrationForm Form Member registration starts at noon onon Wednesday, March 20 21 Member registration starts at 10am Wednesday, March New New members membersregister registerstarting startingApril April1 1 . ฀ received ฀ before ฀ these ฀ dates ฀ will ฀ ฀not฀ be accepted. •฀ Applications

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Evening Phone Email*

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MasterCard

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Exp. Date

Member registration starts 10am March2021 Member registration starts at atnoon onon March

Amount Due:

Total Trip Costs (from box at left)

TOTAL AMOUNT ENCLOSED

$10.00 $ ______________

$ ______________

Add $10 fee to receive trip details by MAIL instead of email $ ______________

$10 mail-in fee

Additional donation to support the Field Trip Program $ ______________

Membership Renewal (if applicable) $ _______________

$£5 membership fee if not already a member $ _______________

$ _______________

■ $100 Resource Protector

■ $40 Family Membership

■ $25 Basic Membership

Please renew your membership at one of these levels if your mailing label says “Renew Today”.

Mail form and payment to: NRF Field Trips, PO Box 2317, Madison, WI 53701

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*Very important to provide your email address — your trip details and directions will be emailed to you 2 weeks before your trip date.

List the names of everyone in your party:

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Total Cost for trip

In order to serve you better, please list trips in your priority order. You will be granted only one canoe/kayak trip per year. x Cost per person (listed in trip description)

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Check enclosed (payable to the Natural Resources Foundation)

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Alternate choice if a trip listed above is filled:

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Registration opens March 20 for Members.

PO Box 2317 Madison, Wi 53701-22317

2013 Field Trip Schedule

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