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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 – […]

Gift Exchange

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Gift Exchange By Francha Barnard, Door County poet and volunteer As for me, on a trail hike, you wouldn’t want me to lead; can’t identify the ten different mushrooms or four or five ferns we’d see. Can’t tell the various orchids apart or the birdsong we’d hear nearby; can’t even find the bird in the […]

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, […]

Students with Shovels: A Tree Planting Story

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In pre-settlement times, Door County was covered shore to shore in dense forests. Our native plant communities and wildlife habitat depend on quality contiguous forests. Last week, at Lautenbach Woods Nature Preserve, students from Sturgeon Bay High School worked alongside staff and volunteers to plant more than 2,500 trees, including white pine, white cedar, chokecherry, […]

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 […]