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June 2017

Ecosystems Exploration Walk ll

June 24 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Aten-Collins Conservation Easement, Sturgeon Bay, 54235 United States + Google Map

One environmental asset that makes Door County so special is the diversity of ecosystems that can exist side-by-side on our narrow peninsula. The limestone bedrock and lake-moderated climate host many community types, all of which are home to a diverse assortment of plants and wildlife. It’s a great laboratory for observing changes and patterns, and for understanding the risks and how we are responding to climate change in our restoration work. Join us for an excursion through the Aten-Collins Easement…

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July 2017

Summer Wildflowers Walk

July 6 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Bay Shore Blufflands Nature Preserve, 5454 Bay Shore Dr
Egg Harbor, 54209 United States
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Plant diversity is the key to the health of wildlife habitat, but common invasive plants can upset the natural balance and have wide-ranging consequences. It is true that humans are often both the cause and the cure to invasive species problems. At the Blufflands Preserve, dedicated volunteer crews are making a dramatic difference, as year after year, they clear away invasive exotic shrubs. Come join us for a walk through the Bay Shore Blufflands Nature Preserve and see the restorative…

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Exploring the Escarpment Walk

July 8 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Bay Shore Blufflands Nature Preserve, 5454 Bay Shore Dr
Egg Harbor, 54209 United States
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The Niagara Escarpment, the limestone landform that stretches from the shorelines of Wisconsin to upstate New York, is perhaps the most famous element of Door County’s celebrated landscape. The sheer white bluffs, rising from deep blue waters and crowned by ancient cedar trees, are integral to the county’s character, and are one of its most uncommon and valuable ecological assets. Join our walk leaders for a journey along the escarpment at Bay Shore Blufflands Nature Preserve, and learn about the…

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Restoring Nature’s Balance Walk

July 20 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Sturgeon Bay Ship Canal Nature Preserve, 5340 Lake Ln
Sturgeon Bay, 54235 United States
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Sturgeon Bay Ship Canal Nature Preserve offers beautiful and serene natural areas, as well as a history rich with human use. Once owned by Wisconsin Public Service, this land was slated for several large-scale power plant projects over the years until the community of Sturgeon Bay came together to preserve it for public use. Now, the vital habitat at the Sturgeon Bay Ship Canal Nature Preserve is the site of some of the Land Trust’s most dynamic research and restoration…

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Protecting Endangered Species Walk

July 22 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Sturgeon Bay Ship Canal Nature Preserve, 5340 Lake Ln
Sturgeon Bay, 54235 United States
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The ancient shorelines, wind-swept dunes, wetlands and forests of the Sturgeon Bay Ship Canal are home to a rich diversity of wildlife. Since acquiring this property, the Land Trust has focused on restoring the ecosystem to its natural resilient state, with particular emphasis on the rare and endangered plants that make their home here. Rare flora such as the Pitcher’s dune thistle and dwarf lake iris can be found among the preserve’s distinctive ridge-and-swale landscape. The Sturgeon Bay Ship Canal…

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August 2017

A Walk by the Springs

August 10 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Three Springs Nature Preserve, 10442 Three Springs Rd
Sister Bay, 54234 United States
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The numerous coldwater springs that meander through this property give this preserve its name. But more importantly, they provide critical habitat for plants and animals, including many endangered and threatened species such as the Hine’s emerald dragonfly and the dwarf lake iris. Three Springs Nature Preserve’s undeveloped stretch of Lake Michigan shoreline is home to uncommon birds such as bald eagles, and the streams that empty into North Bay are critical spawning areas for fish species, including the locally famous…

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Reading the Landscape Walk

August 12 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Three Springs Nature Preserve, 10442 Three Springs Rd
Sister Bay, 54234 United States
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Over the past 120 years, the Three Springs property has been home to only three families. Today, the story of Three Springs Nature Preserve is rich in both local and statewide conservation history. This white cedar forest is home to dwarf lake iris and showy lady slipper. The nature preserve is an important part of the larger ecosystem around Three Springs where perch, bass, salmon and pike swim upstream from North Bay to spawn. On this informative walk, our hike…

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Nature’s Remedies Walk l

August 24 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Three Springs Nature Preserve, 10442 Three Springs Rd
Sister Bay, 54234 United States
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Did you know that Door County is teeming with medicinal plants? Join Holly Erskine for a hike at the beautiful and historic Three Springs Nature Preserve. Author, chemist and educator, Holly Erskine will share her knowledge of the biochemistry of medicinal plants, including plants found at this preserve. Observe famed plants like nettle, chamomile and yarrow, and discover a host of lesser-known medicinal plants that are native to Wisconsin. This is an approximately one-mile hike over fairly level terrain. Free…

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Nature’s Remedies Walk ll

August 26 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Three Springs Nature Preserve, 10442 Three Springs Rd
Sister Bay, 54234 United States
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For many folks, medicinal plants are something found only at a health store or online, but if you’re in Door County, you might find some in your own backyard! Join chemist and author Holly Erskine for an informative journey through Three Springs Nature Preserve, as you learn the proper identification and properties of some of these special plants. This educational walk will encompass approximately one mile over fairly level terrain. Free • Members Only  Hike Leaders: Holly Erskine Assistant Leaders:  …

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September 2017

Fall Fungi and Mushrooms Walk l

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

As the days shorten and the temperatures cool, Door County’s forests transform into a wonderland of fall color. The appearance of ephemeral and mysterious fungi can be a spectacle rivaling the famed spring wildflower bloom for those who know where to look. Join our hike leaders for a fungi-themed walk through Erskine Woods Natural Area, a small gem of land near Jacksonport. Hibbards Creek winds through this property, carving through steep sand dunes, and nearby wetlands create a range of…

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