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September 2019

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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