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June 2019

Join the Work Crew; Sturgeon Bay Ship Canal Nature Preserve

June 4 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Sturgeon Bay Ship Canal Nature Preserve, 5340 Lake Ln
Sturgeon Bay, 54235 United States
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Itching to get your hands dirty and really connect with the land? Discover the rewarding feel of restoration work in the field! Join the upcoming work party and help with invasive species removal! The day will include hand-pulling garlic mustard, bagging it and removing it from the site. Volunteers will also get to spend time on the shore and while helping to clean-up the beach and on the trails for some maintenance. People should dress for the weather and walking…

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Discovering Life in a Vernal Pond

June 8 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am

Join us for a discovery adventure at the Aten-Collins Conservation Easement as we search for wetland animals living in the vernal pond. This magical pond fills up every spring as snow melts and water drains down through the Niagara escarpment on its way to Green Bay. Because the pond dries up every summer, fish cannot live here. Without predatory fish, a host of unique aquatic species, such as fairy shrimp, caddisfly, cyclops, scuds, freshwater sponges, tadpoles and salamander larvae can…

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Niagara Escarpment Geology Hike

June 15 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Lautenbach Woods Nature Preserve, 6749 County Rd G
Egg Harbor, 54209 United States
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Located on the Niagara Escarpment, the Door County Land Trust’s Lautenbach Woods Nature Preserve hosts a beautiful hardwood forest and karst landscape of fractures and sinkholes in the dolomite rock that underlies Door County. Discover the hydrology, karst features, spring ephemeral pond, and ancient lakeshore found on this preserve. Did you ever wonder if dinosaurs lived here, or if Door County had volcanoes, or if it's really true that the Niagara Escarpment actually breathes? Come learn the answers to these…

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Bioblitz at Three Springs

June 21 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Three Springs Nature Preserve, 10442 3 Springs Rd
Sister Bay, 54234 United States
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We’re doing an ecological inventory of our natural wetlands treasures—and we need your help. Become a citizen scientist for a day! It’s called a BioBlitz—a community science activity for people of all ages and experience.  Discover and document the variety of species found at the Three Springs Nature Preserve. We will focus on various facets of Door County’s wetland ecosystem from birds and bats and butterflies to reptiles, insects, mammals and other flora and fauna. Join small teams headed by professional…

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With Love, From Nature: 
A Forest Mindfulness Immersion 1

June 22 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Solitude Natural Area, 6759 Logerquist Rd.
Baileys Harbor, WI 54202 United States
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Inspire your soul, calm your mind and nurture your heart. Join us as we reconnect and rejuvenate within the gorgeous Solitude Natural Area the Door County Land Trust protects and preserves forever. Using our breath, our senses, and guided intention, we will explore and experience nature’s abundant wisdom - around us and within us. This practice is rooted in gratitude for the beautiful gifts that nature generously provides all beings and is a celebration of mindful collaboration of human-kind and…

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A Highlands Experience

June 27 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Slàinte and welcome to the ceilidh! Enjoy an evening of Scottish whiskey, food and song at the Highlands.  Perched atop the Niagara Escarpment, the Highlands is the home of your hosts, Heidi and Bob Ling and their sweet Aussie, Macallan.  By heritage and adventures, the Lings are fond of all things Scottish, and by the end of the evening, you will be too. The Highlands adventure begins with hors d’oeuvres and a Scotch tasting featuring selections from the Highlands region…

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July 2019

Healing the Landscape:
Oak Road Nature Preserve

July 13 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Oak Road Nature Preserve, 6391 Oak Road
Egg Harbor, 54209 United States
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Discover the human history that shaped the Door County Land Trust’s Oak Road Nature Preserve, which has gone from wetland to farmland, and is now returned back to nature. From Native Americans, to farmers, to the Land Trust today, this hundred year old farmstead which once produced diary, corn, and peas, is now the site of a major ecological restoration project. Over the past ten years, the Land Trust has planted thousands of trees and a 30-acre prairie in these…

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Washington Island Land Tour

July 26 @ 9:30 am - 2:00 pm
Washington Island Washington island, WI United States

Join us for our Washington Island Annual Membership Gathering.  The morning will feature guided tours at 3 Washington Island Nature Preserves followed by a luncheon with keynote speaker Craig Thompson, DNR. Event Schedule 9:30 AM – 11:30 AM Free Guided Hikes, choose one   Boos Bluff Natural Area Preserve location: Boo's Bluff is located across from 1505 Sunrise Rd., Washington Island, WI  54246 (at the intersection of Forestview Road and Sunrise Road)   Detroit Harbor Nature Preserve Preserve location:  600 Lobdell…

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August 2019

The Enchanting, Endangered, Emerald Dragonfly

August 1 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Cedar swamps, springs and creeks at the north end of Mud Lake create the perfect conditions for a thriving population of the Federally endangered Hine’s emerald dragonfly. Dan Soluk, PhD and the University of South Dakota research team will guide us. Then, we’ll meet at Graceland, where our hosts Grace and Glen Rossman will offer fresh salads from the garden and grilled options for herbivore and omnivore alike. $85 per person • 30 Guests         Hosts: Grace…

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Sunset Over the Swamp

August 27 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

ggggggJoin us for a bird’s eye view of the  Gibraltar-Eprhaim Swamp and the headwaters of Eagle Harbor—site of several recent land protection projects. Our hosts, Donna and Tony DeNardo, open their home overlooking the Gibraltar-Ephraim Swamp for an evening of scrumptious tapas-style fare, wines and desserts that encourage you to sample, share and socialize. $125 per person • 20 Guests Hosts: Donna and Tony DeNardo        Staff: Tom Clay and Cinnamon Rossman Online registration for this event is…

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