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April 2020

CANCELED – Spring Discovery Hike at Sturgeon Bay Ship Canal Nature Preserve

April 11 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Sturgeon Bay Ship Canal Nature Preserve – Lake parking lot, 5200 Lake Ln.
Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235 United States
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CANCELED – Unfortunately, due to public health concerns we have canceled this hike. Sign up for emails to hear about future hikes and events. Explore Spring… as it rejuvenates lakeshore and forest covered ridges and swales. Discover the earliest emerging spring flowers, such as hazelnut and hepatica. Experience the resurrection of life as the dormancy of winter gives way to the promise of another summer growing season. Join naturalists Dale and Mary Goodner on a hike through the Door County…

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CANCELED – Celebrating Earth Day’s 50th Anniversary: Hike at Heins Creek Nature Preserve

April 22 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Heins Creek Nature Preserve, 7112 Highway 57
Baileys Harbor, 54202 United States
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CANCELED – Unfortunately, due to public health concerns we have canceled this hike. Sign up for emails to hear about future hikes and events. Join us for a special hike at the Door County Land Trust’s Heins Creek Nature Preserve to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day. Across the world communities are working together to protect the places we love and need to sustain life on this planet. Discover Door County’s unique geology and biodiversity as we hike the…

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May 2020

CANCELED – An Evening at Nature’s Opera: Frog Chorus

May 1 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Ephraim Preserve at Anderson Pond, 10118 Moravia St
Ephraim, 54211 United States
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CANCELED – Unfortunately, due to public health concerns we have canceled this hike. Sign up for emails to hear about future hikes and events. Let the chorus of frogs surround you during this evening hike at the Door County Land Trust’s Ephraim Preserve at Anderson Pond, a wetland gem in the heart of Ephraim. As spring temperatures rise, frogs begin their search for a mate and they use their amazing vocal chords to announce their presence. Learn how to identify…

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The Ways of Spring Wildflowers Hike at Björklunden

May 13 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Bjorklunden, 7590 Boynton Lane
Baileys Harbor, 54202 United States
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Join Jane Whitney on a wildflower hike through one of the Door County Land Trust’s largest conservation easement projects, Lawrence University’s Björklunden preserve. Nearly 70 percent of the property - 305 total acres, .5- mile of Lake Michigan shoreline, boreal forest, migratory bird and wildlife habitat - is protected in perpetuity. Discover the diversity of spring wildflowers living in the beautiful forests here. Learn about the adaptations that allow them to survive under the dense shade of the forest canopy…

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Spring Wildflowers at Gilson-Peterson Forest Natural Area

May 16 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Let’s go find spring wildflowers in the beautiful Gilson-Peterson Forest Natural Area, and rest assured, no Latin species names will be spoken here! Learn to identify Door County wildflowers by their common names; Yellow and purple violets, trillium, hepatica, trout lily, Solomon seal and bluebead lily abound. Once a family woodlot and a place of inspiration for a Door County writer and painter, this forest is now protected as a place for plants, birds, and all wildlife to flourish. Come…

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June 2020

Geology Discovery Hike at Pebble Beach

June 12 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am
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Explore this community treasure located on the shore of Green Bay. In 2019, Door County Land Trust assisted the Village of Sister Bay in acquiring this 16-acre Nature Preserve. Photos show this area was historically logged and used as a cow pasture, because of this any trees on the preserve are likely from the 1900s on. Now this property hosts a beautiful cedar forest, 600 feet of undeveloped shoreline, and a series of 13 post-glacial beach ridges. According to state…

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July 2020

Bay Shore Blufflands Nature Preserve Demonstration Garden

July 16 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am
Bay Shore Blufflands Nature Preserve, 5454 Bay Shore Dr
Egg Harbor, 54209 United States
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Visit the new demonstration gardens at Bay Shore Blufflands Nature Preserve. The Door County Land Trust's Bay Shore Blufflands Buckthorn Blast started an initiative to show landowners how to remove and replace non-native plant hedge rows (like buckthorn and honeysuckle) with native plants. This demonstration garden showcases the possibilities of using native plants after removing invasive plants from a landscape. Learn more about adding native plants to your landscape to create an aesthetically-pleasing native braided hedge row and a pollinator…

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Woods at Monument Point Protected Lands Field Trip

July 18 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
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Join conservation easement landowners, Craig and Sandy Schultz, for this rare guided opportunity to visit the Woods at Monument Point Natural Area. This natural area is a combination of three private properties protected by conservation easements and 62-acres of Door County Land Trust protected lands. A temporary route will be created with flagging through this relatively undisturbed forest of mature red oak, beech, hemlock, and white pine, with an understory of interesting shrubs and plants, including leatherwood. This beautiful forest…

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August 2020

Annual Gathering Weekend: Protected Open Lands

August 15 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Celebrate more than 8,400 acres protected and 34 years of conservation success during Door County Land Trust’s Annual Gathering Weekend: Protected Lands Open House! Five protected properties, including three conservation easements, will be featured on this day. Learn about the tools Door County Land Trust uses to protect the county’s most ecologically important lands. *Hikes on preserves and sites to be announced Hike Leader: Door County Land Trust staff and Conservation Easement landowners Co-Leaders: John Hermann, Sandy Miller

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Schmidtke Conservation Easement Hike in Southern Door

August 28 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Come discover DCLT’s newest conservation easement in Southern Door, the 20-acre Schmidtke easement. In 2019, bothers Erich and Peter Schmidtke protected their beautiful 20-acre property from future development. Near the Gardner Swamp State Wildlife Area and Brussels Hill and less than 325 feet from Green Bay, their easement is protecting forest, meadow and streams providing important habitat for migratory birds, monarch and fish along the shores of Green Bay. The brothers hope their conservation easement will inspire others in the…

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