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Signs of Spring: Wood Frogs Mating

Signs of Spring at Sturgeon Bay Ship Canal, wood frogs mating! – Mary and Dale Goodner

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Signs of Spring: Balsam Poplar

  Signs of Spring at Sturgeon Bay Ship Canal, Balsam Poplar! – Mary and Dale Goodner

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Signs of Spring: Skunk Cabbage

  Signs of Spring at Sturgeon Bay Ship Canal, Skunk Cabbage! – Mary and Dale Goodner

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Peace and Beauty at Pebble Beach

For years, when our children were little, Pebble Beach was a port of call when we sailed our little family sailboat around Little Sister Bay. We would look forward to having a picnic on the beach. I remember wearing old tennis shoes to walk over the rocks from the sailboat. There was always peace and…

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Intrigued by Heins Creek

I’ve always been intrigued by Heins Creek. From the babbling waters to the rippled sandy bottom and crystal clear waters, it is just beautiful. And it’s teeming with life! Birds flit in and out of the waters on the edge of the stream. If you stand still enough, you’ll see fish of all sizes moving…

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Memories from Julie Christiansen

The Aleda (Ah-lee-da) was my great grandfather, J.O. Lindem’s boat. I think that he built it. The original homestead down near the beach was – I think – J.O.’s brother’s home and blacksmith shop – but I’m not sure about that. The ownership around that time is a little murky and the dates were “off”…

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Summers on the Southwest Point of Little Sister Bay

Our family has spent summers on the point on the SW side of Little Sister Bay since 1915 when my grandfather bought our property from a fisherman’s widow. The fisherman was named John Larson (buried in Little Sister cemetery). John’s fish house is still along the shore and can be seen in the attached aerial…

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Golden-crowned kinglets, Spring Peepers, and Wood Frogs – Oh My!

Tom Clay and I spent a beautiful “signs of spring” morning at Three Springs Nature Preserve.  This is a perfect time to visit, there are so many spring activities taking place, from birds migrating overhead, to northern pike in Three Springs Pond visible from deck if you are lucky (I was). We saw lots of …

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Snowy Owl Spends the Weekend on Chambers Island

“Snowy owls don’t know about coronavirus, fortunately — they only know that the days are lengthening toward spring, and the tug of the Arctic is getting stronger and stronger. Some have already started migrating back north, and may soon be out of cell range for the summer. It’s a welcome reminder that, however dark and…

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Nature preserves open…Offices closed

Dear Door County Land Trust Community, In response to Governor Evers’ Order for Statewide School Closure, beginning March 18, 2020, Door County Land Trust’s office is closed with an anticipated reopening on May 26, 2020. During this period our staff is performing field work and teleworking via email. If you need to reach myself or…

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