Preserves to Explore

Share the Trails: Safe Hiking and Hunting

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Be safe this hunting season! Did you know that deer gun hunting season begins this Saturday, November 18th and runs through Sunday, November 26th? Here are some best practices if you are outdoors: – Wear bright colored clothing – Dress dogs in bright colored clothing too! – Stay on marked trails at all times – […]

Door County Land Trust Surpasses 8,000 Acres Protected

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106 Acres Added to Chambers Island Nature Preserve The Door County Land Trust announces today that it has now surpassed 8,000 acres protected from development through the addition of 106 acres to the Chambers Island Nature Preserve. Door County Land Trust Executive Director Tom Clay says, “We are pleased that with this most recent acquisition […]

Birds of Washington Island

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Washington Island birder and volunteer photographer Melody Walsh shares these photos, fresh from the Island! Washington Island is known for its charm and relaxed pace of life, but did you know the island is also home to a wide variety of birds? Spring is a great time to see the feathers residents of the island, […]

170th bird species recorded on Chambers Island

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  For a small, four-square-mile island, Chambers Island’s list of nesting and migratory birds includes a remarkable number of species deemed as rare, endangered, special concern or of greatest conservation need. For the birds, Chambers Island provides a safe resting stop on their migration or a summer nesting site to raise their young. Earlier this […]

Pitcher's Dune Thistle

Evil Weevils and Thistles with Nets

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  The Land Trust’s Sturgeon Bay Ship Canal Nature Preserve is host to one of the region’s most robust populations of the federally-endangered Pitcher’s dune thistle, a rare plant that depends on open sand dunes. Researchers from Chicago Botanic Gardens and Land Trust staff hope joint efforts can keep this population healthy for years to […]

Top Five Preserves for Fall Foliage

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It’s time get outside and enjoy the fall colors!  According to the Wisconsin Fall Color Report on travelwisconsin.com, Door County is at 50% now, with peak color anticipated in mid-October. These five preserves are some of our favorite places to enjoy autumn’s splendor! 1. Richter Community Forest Nature Preserve, Washington Island 2. White Cliff Nature […]