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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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E19-07-13

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
$15
E19-07-26

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 - Guided hikes at three locations, choose one. Click the button to register for your choice of hike (including luncheon). Or, click the text link to register for a hike only, not including luncheon.   Boos Bluff Natural Area Preserve location: Boo's…

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September 2019

With Love, From Nature:
A Forest Mindfulness Immersion 2

September 7 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Legacy Nature Preserve at Clay Banks, 1188 South Lake Michigan Drive
Sturgeon Bay, 54235 United States
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$25
W19-09-07

Join us as we reconnect and rejuvenate within the gorgeous Legacy Nature Preserve 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 Nature. There will be gentle hiking and possible sitting on the…

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The Fungus Among Us:
Fall Fungi and Mushroom Hike

September 20 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Kangaroo Lake Nature Preserve, 7912 North Maple Road
Baileys Harbor, 54202 United States
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$10
E19-09-20

Join mushroom expert Charlotte Lukes on a 1.5-mile stroll through the Door County Land Trust’s Kangaroo Lake Nature Preserve. As the days shorten and the temperatures cool, Door County’s forests transform into a wonderland of fall color. For those who know where to look, the appearance of ephemeral and mysterious fungi can be a spectacle rivaling the famed spring wildflower bloom. Kangaroo Lake’s hardwood and boreal forests and nearby wetlands create a range of habitat perfect for fall fungi. Trails…

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A Tour of the Night Sky: Deep Sky Astronomy

$10

Join Astronomer James Krumenacher and filmmakers of The Emissary, Holly and Tim Erskine, for an unforgettable evening as we tour northern Door’s night sky looking at galaxies, nebula, globular and open clusters and constellations. We’ll be using Jamie’s state of the art telescopes for this deep sky tour. Proceeds from the evening will provide astronomy equipment for Newport State Park’s Dark Sky programs. Bring a red-light flashlight, a comfortable lawn chair for viewing, binoculars and a spotting scope if desired. Raindate…

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October 2019

Sandhill Crane Migration

October 4 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
$10
W19-10-04

Revel in the amazing sounds and view of hundreds of sandhill cranes gathering at sunset on Ivan and Joanne Bissen's 460 acre property protected by a Door County Land Trust conservation easement. Every fall hundreds of cranes gather in the Bissen pond each night after feeding all day in neighboring fields, in preparation for their long migration south.  Bring a lawn chair, flashlight and warm clothes to experience this all from the comfort of your chair. The location is on…

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Strawberry Creek Chinook Salmon Hatchery Tour

October 12 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Strawberry Creek Chinook Salmon Facility, 1517 Strawberry Ln.
Sturgeon bay, WI 54235 United States
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$10
W19-10-12

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 and fertilized here, then transferred to fish hatcheries to be reared. Each spring over 120,000 salmon fingerlings are stocked in a pond on Strawberry Creek where they imprint on the creek, ensuring they…

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December 2019

Swamp Stomp:
A Hike through Gibraltar-Ephraim Swamp

December 14 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Free
E19-12-14

Join us 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 nearly 300 acres. Stretching west from the Village of Ephraim’s Wetland Preserve and east to Townline Rd., the Gibraltar-Ephraim swamp corridor contains some of the northern Door’s largest wetlands emptying into Green Bay. 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…

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