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September 2018

The Fungus Among Us: Fall Fungi and Mushroom Hike

September 21 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Erskine Woods Natural Area Jacksonport, 54235 United States + Google Map

Join mushroom expert Charlotte Lukes and Jacksonport historian Marilyn Hein on a 1-mile walk through the Door County Land Trust’s Erskine Woods Natural Area along Hibbards Creek. As the days shorten and the temperatures cool, Door County’s forests transform into a wonderland of fall color and the appearance of ephemeral and mysterious fungi can be a spectacle rivaling the famed spring wildflower bloom--for those who know where to look. Hibbards Creek winds through this property, carving through steep sand dunes,…

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Volunteer Work Day at Oak Road Nature Preserve

September 25 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Oak Road Nature Preserve, 6391 Oak Road
Egg Harbor, 54209 United States
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Oak Rd Julie Schartner

Join the Door County Land Trust for a morning of work at Oak Road Nature Preserve. We will be enhancing restoration efforts by continuing the control of non-native honeysuckle and autumn olive. Please meet at the Oak Road Nature Preserve parking area located at 6391 Oak Road at 9:00 am. We will begin the work day in the prairie on the east side of Oak Road to control honeysuckle and autumn olive. Then we will work towards the forested trail…

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Heins Creek Water Discovery Adventure

September 29 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Heins Creek Nature Preserve, 7112 Highway 57
Baileys Harbor, 54202 United States
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Join us for a wild citizen science adventure at the Door County Land Trust’s Heins Creek Nature Preserve as we enter the creek and search for wild critters. Heins Creek drains out of Kangaroo Lake into Lake Michigan. The creek is home to a host of species including salmon, trout, northern pike, frogs, salamanders, kingfisher, ducks and the aquatic invertebrates on which they feast. The adventure will include a short walk down to Heins Creek where we will use aquatic…

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October 2018

Fall Farm to Table: Barndiva Style

October 4 @ 4:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Woodwalk Gallery, 6746 County Rd G
Egg Harbor, 54209 United States
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Revel in the heart of fall with a home grown, harvested and prepared feast in Woodwalk’s barn hosted by Jillaine Burton Seefeldt and Andrew Seefeldt, gallery owners. Our evening begins with a walk at the Lautenbach Woods Nature Preserve where we'll view a portion of the escarpment that defines Door County's landscape. Weather permitting, we will enjoy pre and post dinner in our gardens and around our campfire and the main entree under soft café lighting in the main barn.…

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Volunteer Appreciation Party

October 9 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Donald & Carol Kress Pavilion, 7845 Church St.
Egg Harbor, WI 54209 United States
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Volunteer appreciation party

To show our appreciation of your volunteer support the Door County Land Trust invites you to the Volunteer Appreciation Party Donald & Carol Kress Pavilion 7845 Church St, Egg Harbor Tuesday, October 9, 2018 4:00 - 6:00 pm All volunteers, preserve stewards, hike leaders, hosts, co-hosts, event leaders, and committee members are invited to celebrate the accomplishments of this past year. 4:00 pm Social Wine, beer, beverages, appetizers and sweets Live music by Last Man Standing 4:45 pm Program Discover,…

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Conifer Hike at Kangaroo Lake Nature Preserve

October 13 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Kangaroo Lake Nature Preserve, 7912 North Maple Road
Baileys Harbor, 54202 United States
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With more than 650 acres protected by the Door County Land Trust and The Nature Conservancy, Kangaroo Lake Nature Preserve is one of Door County’s ecological gems. Kangaroo Lake lies in a trough, a northwest to southeast drainage depression of the Niagara Escarpment. It is fed by Peil Creek and drains into Lake Michigan through Heins Creek. This preserve’s unique geology, forests and wetlands provide excellent habitat for a host of plants and animals. Learn more about the conifers here…

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Strawberry Creek Chinook Salmon Facility Tour

October 13 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Strawberry Creek Chinook Salmon Facility, 1517 Strawberry Ln.
Sturgeon bay, WI 54235 United States
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Join DNR Fishery Biologist Nick Legler for a hands-on tour of Wisconsin’s largest Chinook Salmon egg collecting facility at Strawberry Creek, adjacent to the Door County Land Trust’s Ship Canal Nature Preserve. Every October mature Chinook salmon swim up Strawberry Creek to spawn. Their eggs are collected, fertilized and then transferred to fish hatcheries to be reared to fingerlings. Each spring a pond at Strawberry Creek is re-stocked with over 120,000 salmon fingerlings so they will imprint on the creek…

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Niagara Escarpment Geology Tour

October 19 @ 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Egg Harbor Public Beach, 4736 Beach Rd
Egg Harbor, WI 54209 United States
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Join geologist Roger Kuhns and naturalist Paul Regnier on a special all-day natural history mini-bus tour exploring the Niagara Escarpment and karst geology of Door County.  What was it like in Door County, Wisconsin 425 million years ago? What has happened in the geologic and biologic past beneath our feet? What are the changes we’re experiencing now? What might the future hold for our land, water, environment and communities?  Tour highlights include unique geological features, such as caves, sinkholes, Niagara…

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December 2018

Night Exploration Hike at Solitude Natural Area

December 7 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Solitude Natural Area Jacksonport, 54235 United States + Google Map

Join us for a special night adventure at the Door County Land Trust’s Solitude Natural Area. Discover the adaptations nocturnal animals use to survive as we explore the Solitude Natural Area’s woods and old fields. In the darkness of night, without the aid of our vision, experience how the other four senses become enhanced. This relatively flat terrain makes for wonderful winter walking or snowshoeing, if we should be so lucky! Free • Open to the Public Hike Leaders: Terrie…

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