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 Family Nature Hike-Snipe Hunt!
Saturday, April 7, 2018. 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm. We'll head out in search of oddly-shaped birds that dance and peent and sound like whirligigs in the sky. If we don't find any woodcocks, we'll just enjoy the early spring evening! If weather is questionable, call before coming. Free. Havenwoods State Forest - Environmental Awareness Center, 6141 N Hopkins St, Milwaukee, Milwaukee County. Call 414-527-0232. Subjects: Nature, OutdoorRec [E-106995]
 GO! Discover-Animal Camouflage
Saturday, April 14, 2018. 9 am -2 pm. Colors, shapes, stripes, spots, and behaviors can conceal or reveal. Investigate camouflage indoors before going outdoors on a self-guided Hidden Animals Scavenger Hunt. Free. Havenwoods State Forest - Environmental Awareness Center, 6141 N Hopkins St, Milwaukee, Milwaukee County. Call 414-527-0232. Subjects: Nature, OutdoorRec [E-106999]
 GO! Discover-Animal Camouflage
Saturday, April 21, 2018. 9 am - 2 pm. Colors, shapes, stripes, spots, and behaviors can conceal or reveal. Investigate camouflage indoors before going outdoors on a self-guided Hidden Animals Scavenger Hunt. Free. Havenwoods State Forest - Environmental Awareness Center, 6141 N Hopkins St, Milwaukee, Milwaukee County. Call 414-527-0232. Subjects: Nature, OutdoorRec [E-107000]
 Adult Hike-Wildflower Walk & Garlic Mustard Patrol
Saturday, April 28, 2018. 10 am - 11:30 am. We will patrol some of the best spots at Havenwoods in search of early spring wildflowers. While we will spend most of the time enjoying the flowers, we will carry garbage bags to remove garlic mustard threatening their livelihoods. Free. Havenwoods State Forest - Environmental Awareness Center, 6141 N Hopkins St, Milwaukee, Milwaukee County. Call 414-527-0232. Subjects: Nature, OutdoorRec [E-106992]
 Native Bee Workshop
Saturday, April 28, 2018. 10 am. Learn about the native bees of Wisconsin, their habitats, decline, and what can be done to help. Then make a native bee "nest." All supplies provided. Please call to preregister: 920-849-7094. $8 per person. Ledge View Nature Center, W2348 Short Rd, Chilton, Calumet County. Call 920-849-7094. Subjects: Nature, Education [E-107022]
 2018 Spring Candlelight Hike Festival: May The Forest Be With You
Friday, May 4, 2018. 7 pm - 9:30 pm. Schmeeckle is a battleground! The plants have gotten tired of being eaten, and are rebelling against the animals. Who can restore balance to the forest? May the forest be with you as you walk torch-lit paths through the spring woods and along the lake. Arrive and leave when you like! Free. Schmeeckle Reserve Visitor Center, 2419 North Point Drive, Stevens Point, Portage County. Call 715-346-4992. Subjects: Families, Nature, Festivals [E-106980]
 Build a Bat House Workshop
Saturday, May 5, 2018. 1 pm. Learn why bats are so important in the ecosystem and current threats to their survival. Then build a bat house to take home (no experience necessary). All materials and tools provided. Payment required in advance for bat houses: 920-849-7094. $25 per person includes bat house; $3 per person program only. Ledge View Nature Center, W2348 Short Rd, Chilton, Calumet County. Call 920-849-7094. Subjects: Nature, Crafts, Families [E-107023]
 Dig into the Past: Archaeology Day
Saturday, May 5, 2018. 9am to 1pm. Dig into the past at our free family-friendly, indoor-outdoor celebration! This year, we're exploring archaeology in honor of Wisconsin archaeology month. See how stone tools are made, learn how archaeologist identify and interpret artifacts, and MORE! Guided tours of the Old Jailhouse Museum will be available at 9:45, 10:15, 10:45, 11:15, 11:45, 12:15, and 12:45. Stop at the Old Courthouse Museum front desk for free tour tickets. Free. The History Center of Washington County, 320 S 5th Ave, West Bend, Washington County. Call 262-335-4678. Subjects: Families, NativeAmericans, Nature [E-107109]
 Family Nature Hike-Spring Bird Hike
Saturday, May 5, 2018. 8 am - 9 am. Warblers, kingbirds, herons, and woodcocks are returning to Havenwoods. We'll head out with binoculars and welcome them back. Wear boots or shoes that can get wet or muddy. Free. Havenwoods State Forest - Environmental Awareness Center, 6141 N Hopkins St, Milwaukee, Milwaukee County. Call 414-527-0232. Subjects: Nature, OutdoorRec [E-106996]
 Spring Wildflower Folklore Hike
Saturday, May 5, 2018. 1 pm. Hike with a naturalist to see the spring floral display and learn some interesting facts and folklore. $3 per person. Ledge View Nature Center, W2348 Short Rd, Chilton, Calumet County. Call 920-849-7094. Subjects: Gardening, Nature, Education [E-107024]
 Take Care of Planet Earth-Work Play Earth Day
Saturday, May 5, 2018. 9 am - 2 pm. Looking for a way to celebrate Earth Day and give back to your favorite Wisconsin state park property? Join Friends of Havenwoods, staff, and other volunteers to plant trees, repair trails, and pull invasives. After work, stick around for a guided nature hike. Call 414-537-0232 to join us and reserve your appreciation gift. Free. Havenwoods State Forest - Environmental Awareness Center, 6141 N Hopkins St, Milwaukee, Milwaukee County. Call 414-527-0232. Subjects: Nature, OutdoorRec [E-106991]
 Adult Hike-Spring Migrant Bird Walk
Friday, May 11, 2018. 8:30 am - 11:30 pm. Adults and youth over 12 are invited to join a naturalist on these spring walks! We'll hike through the fields, forests, and wetlands in search of the spring migratory birds. No experience is necessary. We have binoculars and field guides you can borrow for the hike. Free. Havenwoods State Forest - Environmental Awareness Center, 6141 N Hopkins St, Milwaukee, Milwaukee County. Call 414-527-0232. Subjects: Nature, OutdoorRec [E-106993]
 5K Adventure Caveman Run & Wellness Day
Saturday, May 12, 2018. 10 am. The timed event for families and individuals visits different locations in the park, including the caves, and features healthy snacks and beverages. There's a drawing for prizes for participants who come dressed as a caveman. This is a fundraiser for Ledge View Nature Center. Before April 12: Family of 4 is $60; individuals $25. Fees go up after April 12. Ledge View Nature Center, W2348 Short Rd, Chilton, Calumet County. Call 920-849-7094. Subjects: Nature, OutdoorRec, Families [E-107025]
 Mothers Day Wildflower Hike
Sunday, May 13, 2018. 1 pm. Hike with a naturalist to see the spring floral display and learn some interesting facts and folklore. $3 per person; mothers free. Ledge View Nature Center, W2348 Short Rd, Chilton, Calumet County. Call 920-849-7094. Subjects: Gardening, Nature, OutdoorRec [E-107026]
 GO! Discover-Tiny Vampires
Monday, May 14, 2018. 9 am - 2 pm. Hematophagous (blood sucking) animals vant to suck your blood! Find out about the 55 kinds of mosquitoes in Wisconsin, learn to identify ticks, and practice avoidance tactics. Free. Havenwoods State Forest - Environmental Awareness Center, 6141 N Hopkins St, Milwaukee, Milwaukee County. Call 414-527-0232. Subjects: Nature, OutdoorRec [E-107001]
 Lunch Program for Adults: Native Bees
Tuesday, May 15, 2018. 12 pm. Learn about the native bees, over soup and sandwich with coffee. Please RSVP a couple of days in advance: 920-849-7094. $5 per person. Ledge View Nature Center, W2348 Short Rd, Chilton, Calumet County. Call 920-849-7094. Subjects: Nature, Seniors, Food [E-107027]
 Fish Boil
Saturday, May 19, 2018. 5 pm. Enjoy a fish boil sponsored by the nonprofit Friends of Ledge View Nature Center and support a good cause. Live music. Dessert & beverages available. Tickets in advance, on sale now from Ledge View Nature Center, 920-849-7094. This is a fundraiser. $12 for adults; $8 for children aged 12 and younger. Ledge View Nature Center, W2348 Short Rd, Chilton, Calumet County. Call 920-849-7094. Subjects: Food, Nature [E-107029]
 GO! Discover-Tiny Vampires
Saturday, May 19, 2018. 9 am - 2 pm. Hematophagous (blood sucking) animals vant to suck your blood! Find out about the 55 kinds of mosquitoes in Wisconsin, learn to identify ticks, and practice avoidance tactics. Free. Havenwoods State Forest - Environmental Awareness Center, 6141 N Hopkins St, Milwaukee, Milwaukee County. Call 414-527-0232. Subjects: Nature, OutdoorRec [E-107002]
 Morning Bird Hike
Saturday, May 19, 2018. 8 am. Walk with a naturalist looking and listening for migrating birds. Bring binoculars and bird book if you have them. $3 per person. Ledge View Nature Center, W2348 Short Rd, Chilton, Calumet County. Call 920-849-7094. Subjects: Birding, Nature, OutdoorRec [E-107028]
 An Evening with the Cranes
Saturday, June 16, 2018. 5 pm to 8 pm. Enjoy a magical evening with refreshments and food from local restaurants, live music, and of course - cranes! $75 for members; $100 for non-members. International Crane Foundation, E11376 Shady Lane Rd, Baraboo, Sauk County. Call 608-356-9462 x120. Subjects: Environment, Food, Nature [E-106940]
 June-A-Palooza
Saturday, June 30, 2018. 3:00pm - 10:00pm. This adult-only fundraiser for Fresh Meals On Wheels of Sheboygan County will feature leisurely rides through the gardens on the niftiest, motorized, soft and padded animals you've ever seen. Also experience live musical entertainment; RC plane and drone flying demos; ride on a private train; and much more. Merriment and mirth will overflow this riotous spectacle amongst the garden blooms. Christopher Farm & Garden, W580 Garton Rd, Sheboygan, Sheboygan County. Call 920-451-7011. Subjects: Community, Nature [E-107202]
 Temples & Tombs of the Americas
Monday, July 16, 2018. 9 am-3 pm. Students entering grades 4-6 Discover the unique cultures of the Maya, Inca, and Aztecs of Mesoamerica and South America. These early Americans had spectacular buildings, written languages, and complex warrior rituals. Hands-on activities will include writing hieroglyphics, making a mask, and more! 80. 1725 State Street, La Crosse, La Crosse County. Call 608-785-6500. Subjects: Nature, Agriculture [E-106896]
 Carolyn's Caverns Cave Tours
Thursday, August 30, 2018. 1 pm. Most weekends; some weekdays. Take a naturalist-guided tour of the caves; learn the geology, biology, and human history. Opportunities for exploring provided. Half-mile walk to the caves, accessed by stairs and ladders. Recommended minimum age 5 years old with parent. Minors must be accompanied by supervising adult. Tours last about two hours. No access to caves except on guided tour. Call for reservation: 920-849-7094. $8 per person. Ledge View Nature Center, W2348 Short Rd, Chilton, Calumet County. Call 920-849-7094. Subjects: OutdoorRec, Nature, Education [E-107030]
 Wednesday Wonders
Tuesday, July 29, 2025. 1 to 4pm. Drop in programs. Arts and Crafts, Educational Programs, Food, Geology. Drop in at the beach between 1-4 p.m. Only have a small amount of time? No problem! There are different activities each week. Look for the Get Outdoors! flag. Get the dirt on dirt - Celebrate the Year of Soils by checking out different types of soil from around the park, make dirt in a cup snack to eat and try painting with soils. Buckhorn State Park, W8450 Buckhorn Park Ave, Necedah, Juneau County. Call 608-565-2789. Subjects: Nature, Crafts, Education [E-101751]
 Events Spanning Multiple Days 
 Critter Kids Nature Playgroup
Tuesday, March 20, 2018 through Thursday, April 26, 2018. 9:30am to 10:45am Tue & Th. Explore and play in the spring sunshine! For children of all abilities, ages 2-5 with an adult. Each week we will explore a different spring topic through hikes, outdoor education, music, puppetry, songs, stories, and more! Snack included. Spring Dates: Tuesdays (March 20-April 24) OR Thursdays (March 22-April 26) Time: 9:30 - 10:45 am Cost: $42 for 6-week session For accommodations and more information: 608-782-2494 ext. 223. $42. Myrick Park Center, 789 Myrick Park Dr, La Crosse, La Crosse County. Call (608) 782 - 2494. Subjects: Nature, Kids [E-107095]
 Mother's Day with the Cranes
Saturday, May 12, 2018 through Sunday, May 13, 2018. 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. The International Crane Foundation is celebrating mother's with free admission. On May 12th and 13th from 9am to 5pm, mothers will receive free admission. There will be specially themed tours throughout the day as well as arts and crafts for kids. International Crane Foundation, E11376 Shady Lane Rd, Baraboo, Sauk County. Call 608-356-9462 x127. Subjects: Nature, Wildlife, Parents [E-107159]
 Wilderness Pursuit Horseback Adventures Memorial Weekend
Friday, May 25, 2018 through Monday, May 28, 2018. 10am start. Come trail ride on your Memorial Weekend 2 hr ride Picnic ride Steak Dinner ride Overnight rides. Face Book call 715-937-5652 2 hour trail rides $50 includes tax. Wilderness Pursuit Horseback Adventures, n5773 resewood ave, neillsville, Clark County. Call 715-937-5652. Subjects: Horses, Nature, Families [E-107213]
 Wilderness pursuit Mother/Father/daughter ride weekend
Saturday, June 2, 2018 through Sunday, June 3, 2018. 10am start. Spend the day at Wilderness Pursuit Horseback Adventures with your daughter. No experience necessary! meet our gentle horses, groom and tack and take an awesome afternoon ride. Lunch is provided, stay overnight in our wood-sided sleeping cabins. Complete camp-fire dinner with dessert! enjoy an evening around our campfire and under the stars. Enjoy our breakfast brunch then say goodbye to Wilderness Pursuit. $166 per person plus tax. Wilderness Pursuit Horseback Adventures, N5773 Resewood Ave, Neillsville, Clark County. Call 715-937-5652. Subjects: Horses, Nature, Camping [E-107209]
 Wilderness Pursuit Youth Camp weekend
Saturday, June 23, 2018 through Sunday, June 24, 2018. 10am start. Horses! A weekend for horse crazy kids... Your child will have a special horses assigned for both days. Grooming, tacking and lots of riding! Enjoy a picnic in the woods on Saturday with the entire day spent with the horses. Camp chores will be divided with all the kids, meal prep, dishes and sweeping out sleeping cabins. Sunday more trail riding and on return, groom their horses and then enjoy finger painting on their horse. $262 plus tax. Wilderness Pursuit Horseback Adventures, n5773 resewood ave, neillsville, Clark County. Call 715-937-5652. Subjects: Horses, Camping, Nature [E-107210]
 Wilderness Pursuit Horseback Adventures
Saturday, June 30, 2018 through Wednesday, July 4, 2018. Join Wilderness Pursuit on your July 4th plans! 2hr trail rides Picnic Rides Steak Dinner Rides Overnight rides. Face Book or call 715-937-5652 2 hour trail rides $50 includes tax. Wilderness Pursuit Horseback Adventures, n5773 resewood ave, neillsville, Clark County. Call 715-937-5652. Subjects: Horses, Camping, Nature [E-107212]
 Wilderness Pursuit Youth July weekend
Saturday, July 14, 2018 through Sunday, July 15, 2018. 10am start. Horses! Youth Camp Weekend for horse crazy kids! Spend the entire weekend grooming, tacking and mostly riding! Campfire meals, overnight stays in our log-sided sleeping cabins. Ages 9-17 yrs $262 plus tax. Wilderness Pursuit Horseback Adventures, n5773 resewood ave, neillsville, Clark County. Call 715-937-5652. Subjects: Horses, Nature, Camping [E-107211]
 Carolyn's & Mothers Cave Tours
Saturday, June 16, 2018 through Saturday, August 25, 2018. 9 am. Two Saturdays/month. Take a naturalist-guided tour of the caves; learn the geology, biology, and human history. Mothers Cave is ALL CRAWLING. Opportunities for exploring provided. Half-mile walk to the caves, accessed by stairs and ladders. Recommended minimum age 8 years old with parent. Minors must be accompanied by supervising adult. Tours last about two hours. No access to caves except on guided tour. Call for reservation: 920-849-7094. $10 per person. Ledge View Nature Center, W2348 Short Rd, Chilton, Calumet County. Call 920-849-7094. Subjects: OutdoorRec, Nature, Education [E-107031]
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Be aware of last-minute changes and cancellations. Always call before you go!

 


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