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June 2019

Discovering Life in a Vernal Pond

June 8 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
$10
W19-06-08

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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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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$25
W19-06-22

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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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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