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June 2018

Lady Slipper Moveable Fiesta

June 21 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Join three neighboring couples for a moveable fiesta down Lady Slipper Road, halfway between Egg Harbor and Sturgeon Bay. Begin the evening with appetizers and drinks at a modern log cabin, followed by a short walk through the forest to "Sven’s stuga," a small writing cabin nestled into the woods. From there, move to a second home, with ample views of the bay, for a Mexican fiesta. Finally, move to the third home for dessert and conclude the evening with a perfect…

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Kayak Nature Discovery Tour of North Bay

June 22 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
North Bay Public Boat Launch, 9883 North Bay Rd
Sister Bay, WI 54234 United States
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With thousands of acres protected by the Door County Land Trust and The Nature Conservancy, North Bay State Natural Area is one of Door County’s ecological gems.  Paddle along with us and we’ll explore it all from the water!  Along the way we’ll visit the mouth of Three Springs creek where it empties into North Bay and land to take a short hike into the towering White Pines and sea caves of the Door County Land Trust’s Walt’s Woods Natural…

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2018 Buckthorn Blast Kick-Off Event

June 22 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 pm

 We will share: How to ID buckthorn & honeysuckle. Which native plants are better alternatives. Resources to hire local contractors and receive matching grant funds. Sign the Buckthorn Blast pledge to receive a free Buckthorn Blast kit. * Held rain or shine. Severe weather alternate Monday, June 25 9:45 am - Presentation, followed by hikes 9:30 -11:30 am - Meet staff and experts Hosted by Door County Land Trust, in partnership with Bay Shore Property Owners Association and the Door County…

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Swamp Stomp: A Hike through Gibraltar-Ephraim Swamp

June 23 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Join member and conservation easement owner Chuck Lauter for an adventurous hike exploring one of the Door County Land Trust’s newest conservation projects, the Gibraltar-Ephraim Swamp Natural Area, where we’ve protected over 157 acres.  Stretching west from the Village of Ephraim’s Wetland Preserve east to Townline Rd., the Gibraltar-Ephraim swamp corridor contains northern Door County’s largest wetlands.  Many rare plants and animals, such as the dwarf-lake iris, red-shouldered hawk, ram’s head lady’s slipper, bald eagle and trout make their home…

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Bay Shore Neighborhood Hike and Campfire

June 25 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Conservation easement owners Dan Collins and Nancy Aten will take you on a walk through their beautiful wetlands. Boardwalks traverse their wetlands, where you may see and hear the early evening display of nesting birds, tree frogs, iris in bloom and maybe a few bats. During the walk Dan and Nancy will ask about visions people might share for stewarding the collective landscape as we all lovingly care for our own corner of the Bay Shore Blufflands neighborhood. Following the hike, gather around the campfire for conversation, beer, wine, soda…

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Chambers Island Nature Preserve Boat Tour

June 27 @ 8:00 am - 1:00 pm
Fish Creek Scenic Boat Tours, 4150 Maple St.
Fish Creek, 54212 United States
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Join us for an exciting voyage to explore the Door County Land Trust's 600-acre Chambers Island Nature Preserve.  The preserve's towering hemlocks, pines, red oaks and maples provide habitat to 171 birds.  Participants will have three options for exploring the preserve: a 6-mile bike ride around Lake MacKaysee, a 4-mile hike along the north shore of Lake MacKaysee with a visit to the lighthouse, or a 2-mile birding hike from the north end of Lake MacKaysee to the sandy beach…

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July 2018

Love from Nature: Forest Mindfulness Immersion – II

July 10 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am

Join us as we reconnect and rejuvenate within the gorgeous nature sanctuaries the Door County Land Trust protects and preserves…forever. Using our breath, our senses, and moving meditation we will explore and experience Nature’s abundant wisdom. This practice is rooted in gratitude for the beautiful gifts that Nature generously provides all beings and a celebration of mindful collaboration of human-kind and Nature.  There will be gentle hiking and possibly sitting on the forest floor. Barefoot or light comfortable footwear along…

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Roger Kuhns: “The Last Drink of Water,” a Hike and Monologue

July 12 @ 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Lautenbach Woods/Woodwalk Gallery, 6749 and 6746 County Road G
Egg Harbor, WI 54209 United States
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Join Roger Kuhns, geologist and film producer of Escarpment, Natural history and adventures along the Niagara Escarpment on a geological journey back in time as you hike through the forests and escarpment of the Door County Land Trust’s Lautenbach Woods Nature Preserve.  The great arc of Niagara Escarpment, stretching from Wisconsin to Niagara Falls, is the backbone of Door County’s celebrated landscape.  This karst landscape of thin soils, underlain by fractured dolomite, means rain water moves very quickly down to the aquifer…

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Exploring the Fields and Forests of Bayshore Blufflands Nature Preserve

July 20 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Bay Shore Blufflands Nature Preserve, 5454 Bay Shore Dr
Egg Harbor, 54209 United States
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Discover with us the plants and animals living in the fields and forests of the Door County Land Trust’s Bayshore Blufflands Nature Preserve.  Kids of all ages welcome on this hands-on adventure.  We'll use insect sweep nets, forest sampling equipment and field guides as we hike along a 1-mile fairly level trail through the fields and forests to see what is living here and learn ways all of us can help improve wildlife habitat wherever we live.  Bring hats, sunscreen,…

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Concert for a Cause: Live at Woodwalk – Julian Hagen, Tommy Burroughs, Eddie Smith

July 26 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Woodwalk Gallery, 6746 County Rd G
Egg Harbor, 54209 United States
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Julian Hagen, Eddie Smith and Tommy Burroughs deliver soulful harmonies, heartfelt songs, and guarantee more guitar twangin' and string bending than the law allows! Calling their brand of music “soul country,” Smith, Burroughs and Hagen light up stages with their vocal harmonies, lightning-fast mandolin, guitar and fiddle playing and original bluegrass/country tunes. They have been playing to sold-out houses since they first hit Door County several years ago at Woodwalk. Surrounded by the works of Woodwalk Gallery, audiences are in…

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