Daily Nature

Join us in celebrating the rhythm of the days and seasons by sharing photos, observations, and reflections from nature. Just as spring pushes forward, so too does our community-focused conservation work. We invite you to reach out to us and stay connected. Share your thoughts and pictures below. After review, we’ll post them on this page and on our Facebook page.

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Rosann Hollinger
9 hours ago

Newport New

Our first time at Newport State Park! Beautiful! Favorite spots so far: parking lot 3 area (one of the pics) and Poetry Trail! “Of all the paths you take in life, make sure a few of them are dirt.”

John Muir

Will return some dark night… (:

The pictures are Lady’s Slippers and Starry Solomon’s Plume

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Jim Perry
1 day ago

Your Monday moment of zen, brought to you by Heins Creek Nature Preserve.

dcltadmin
1 day ago

Marsh Marigolds bloom in the springtime, hugging creek boarders and filling swamps with their beautiful golden flowers. The scientific name of the marsh marigold is Caltha palustris. The word “Caltha” refers to a cup or chalice, while “palustris” refers to the marshy or swampy conditions that these flowers depend on.

Marsh marigolds are not scientifically considered true marigold. Because of this, some people prefer to call them “swamp cups” because of where they grow and their lovely cup-shape of the upturned golden sepals.

Photos by Dan Eggert

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dcltadmin
6 days ago

“For myself I hold no preferences among flowers, so long as they are wild, free, spontaneous.”

– Edward Abbey

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RosannDavid Hollinger
6 days ago

Our trail cam captured these two strolling past this week. Precious moment!

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Mary Van Dyke
17 days ago

A sunny Saturday spent hiking at Oak Road Nature Preserve! The trails and trees were beautiful, and the wetland is very full, making parts of trails muddy. A wonderful way to spend the morning.

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Mary and Dale Goodner
15 days ago

We found spring wildflowers today at Sawyer School.

1) Bloodroot
2) Spring Beauty
3) White Trout Lily

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Mary and Dale Goodner
12 days ago

We found spring wildflowers today at Sawyer School.

1) Dutchman’s Breeches
2) Large Flowered Trillium
3) Ramps (Wild Leeks)
4) Yellow Trout Lily

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Mary and Dale Goodner
1 month ago

Signs of Spring: Hazelnut Flowers in Bloom


Signs of Spring at Sturgeon Bay Ship Canal, hazelnut flowers in bloom!

Jim Perry
22 days ago

Sunrise at Sturgeon Bay Ship Canal Nature Preserve

Your Monday morning moment of zen, brought to you from Sturgeon Bay Ship Canal Nature Preserve.

RosannDavid Hollinger
12 days ago

Warblers at Weborg
The Black and White Warbler and the Cape May Warbler.

“Hope is the thing with feathers that perches in the soul, and sings the tune without the words, and never stops at all…” Emily Dickinson

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RosannDavid Hollinger
21 days ago

Barred at Logan
We spotted this barred owl at Logan Creek today. We had actually seen him/her a few days back and stayed long enough to watch the parent catch “something” and bring it back to the nest tree. So today we were able to watch the nest tree and spot the return of momma or papa. We stay on the trail; the tree is not too far away. Beautiful day!

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Dale Goodner
22 days ago

Door County Ecology at Sturgeon Bay Ship Canal Nature Preserve.

Learn all about frog masses with Mary and Dale Goodner.

Dale Goodner
24 days ago

Door County Ecology at Sturgeon Bay Ship Canal Nature Preserve.

Learn all about white pine with Mary and Dale Goodner.

Jim Perry
28 days ago

Sunrise at Sturgeon Bay Ship Canal

Tom Clay
28 days ago

Spring blooms are starting to pop-up!

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Amy Watts Dwyer
1 month ago

Wanted to share some photos of my walk at Erskine Woods! – Amy Watts Dwyer

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Dale Goodner
1 month ago

Door County Ecology at Sturgeon Bay Ship Canal Nature Preserve.
Learn the difference between a Red Pine and White Pine! – Mary and Dale Goodner

Dale Goodner
1 month ago

Door County Ecology at Sturgeon Bay Ship Canal Nature Preserve.
Yellow Bellied Sapsucker! – Mary and Dale Goodner

Dale Goodner
1 month ago

Door County Ecology at Sturgeon Bay Ship Canal Nature Preserve.
How to tell the difference between a Hemlock and a Balsam Fir Tree! – Mary and Dale Goodner

Dale Goodner
29 days ago

Door County Ecology at Sturgeon Bay Ship Canal Nature Preserve.
Learn how to tell the difference between a Spruce and a Fir Tree! – Mary and Dale Goodner

Dale Goodner
29 days ago

Door County Ecology at Sturgeon Bay Ship Canal Nature Preserve.
Learn how to spot signs of a Pileated Woodpecker! – Mary and Dale Goodner

RosannDavid Hollinger
1 month ago

Ruby Needs a Caption
We were happy to see this Kinglet at Three Springs yesterday while we were sitting on the “water benches”. While Ruby is a bit out of focus, those eyes were just to good to pass up… what’s your idea of a caption for Ruby?
#everydayisEarthday

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RosannDavid Hollinger
1 month ago

Three Springs… Question for the Duck Experts!
We were at Three Springs yesterday… saw Golden and Ruby crowned Kinglets, red squirrel and these ducks. Anyone know what kind of ducks we saw? Thanks (:

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