CROSS COUNTRY SKI ADVENTURE -- RESCHEDULED
Saturday February 22, 2014
Join us for a cross country ski adventure on Saturday February 22, 2014. The Mecan River Outfitters near Princeton, Wisconsin maintain 10 to 12 miles of groomed trails depending on snow conditions. There are loops of varying length for different abilities. The Outfitters have ski rental equipment available for anyone needing equipment or wanting to try ski skating. Diana Beck will offer a free lesson for any beginners.
The plan is to carpool from the southwest corner of the Menard’s parking lot on the west side of Fond du Lac. Meet at about 8:25 am., so the group can depart at 8:30 am. We should arrive at the Outfitters about 9:30 am. There is a trail fee of $7.00 each participant must pay. Anyone needing to rent or participate in a short lesson will do so right away. People will ski at their leisure and may return to the lodge at any time. The Outfitters have a very nice restaurant in the lodge. After skiing, we plan to eat a lunch and then return to Fond du Lac sometime around 2:00 to 2:30 pm.
Please contact Diana Beck at email@example.com or call 920-922-7931 to reserve a place. No prior payment is needed. If the weather is bad for driving and skiing, if the snow conditions are marginal or if the temperatures are hovering around zero degrees, the trip will be cancelled.
Audubon Has a Facebook Page
Thank you to Brendan Wood-Taylor, who set up the
Fond du Lac County Audubon Facebook page. Please
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February program at UW Fond du Lac
On Wednesday, February 19th, 2014,
The restoration of natural ecosystems has become one of the most widespread conservation techniques in North America and also around the world. Dr. Evelyn Howell, professor of Landscape Architecture at UW-Madison, will explore the strengths and weaknesses, opportunities and threats of the field as it is practiced today. She will give suggestions on how we can all contribute to help the field move forward.
Wednesday, March 12, 7 pm
MPTC, Room O-104
Joseph Henry from the Wisconsin DNR will present a program on birding in our state.
Friends of Kiekhaefer Park
Tuesday, April 8, 7 pm
Taycheedah Town Hall
Join other park users in this organizational meeting to support preservation and sustainable uses of this unique park. Strategies to address invasive species will be discussed.
Organic Gardening and Farming
Wednesday, April 9, 7 pm
MPTC, Room O-104
Park Ridge Organics will share information on
the basics of growing organically.
Nitschke Mounds Park
N5934 County Road E, Burnett.
Saturday, April 26, 9:30 am to 1:00 pm.
Don Gehrke of Rock River Archeology Society and Mid America Geographic Foundation will explain archeology of this pre-historic Native American archaeological site and development of the site as a county park. Follow a 1-mile marked trail to see 39 preserved conical, animal effigy, and linear mounds that were constructed around 800 to 1100AD. Don will explain use of an offering stone and point out springs and an encampment site. Meet at the southwest corner of Fleet Farm parking lot at 9:30 am to form a car pool for the 30-minute drive to Nitschke Mounds. Dress for the weather, bring a snack, water, and a walking stick if needed. Walking is on a bark chip trail. For more information, see the Dodge County web site: http://www.co.dodge.wi.us/index.aspx?page=431 and/or read the chapter on Native Americans written by Don in History of Horicon Marsh (Miesche, 2012).
Thank You to Photographers
See the beautiful work of photographers Elizabeth A.
W. Ahlborn facebook.com/elizabethahlbornphotography,
Gretchen Steele www.steelephotoservices.com, and Joel
Nisleit joelnisleitphotography.com in our newsletter, and
visit them online to see more of their photography!
Thank You to Ruth Dauterman
Ruth Dauterman is stepping down from her position
as Secretary. We thank her for her many years of
dedicated service as Secretary for Fond du Lac
County Audubon. We welcome Judy Hollis as our
"It's not easy being green." Kermit T. Frog
Well, it's getting easier!!
Green Gifts for the holidays or anytime.
See Green Gifts
Just Fare Market is located at N7645 N.
Peebles Lane, Suite 2, Fond du Lac. For more
information and a map to the store, see justfare.org
Green River Rafting Expedition in Desolation Canyon
With An Emphasis on Human History and Archaeology
June 1-8, 2014
Registration for Desolation Canyon Raft Trip info here
Download Flier here
Become a Wisconsin Master Naturalist
Do you enjoy learning about the wonders of nature? Are you looking for volunteer opportunities that involve teaching about or protecting our amazing natural resources? If you answered yes to these questions, then you may want to become one of the first Wisconsin Master Naturalists.
The Wisconsin Master Naturalist Program is a statewide effort to promote awareness, understanding, and stewardship of the state’s natural resources. Its goal is to develop a corps of informed volunteers dedicated to education and service within their Wisconsin communities. Course participants receive 40 hours of training in natural history, interpretation, and conservation stewardship. Classes combine classroom instruction with field experiences. Once trained, a Wisconsin Master Naturalist provides volunteer service in one of three areas: education/interpretation, stewardship, or citizen science. To maintain certification, a volunteer must complete 40 hours of service each year and eight hours of advanced training.
The Kettle Moraine State Forest – Northern Unit is partnering with Riveredge Nature Center in Newburg and UW-Extension to offer the first Master Naturalist training in the area. The training will be held at Riveredge Nature Center from September 5 through November 7 (Thursdays) in the evening from 6:00 to 8:30 p.m. Class sessions cover the following topics: geology/landscapes, ecology, plant communities, wildlife, water, aquatic life, human impacts, and interpretation. There will be two all day field trips: one on Saturday, October 12, and the other on Saturday, November 2. The training fee is $250.00. Some financial scholarships are available. On-line registration ends August 22. To register go to wimasternaturalist.org.
For further information, please contact Jackie Scharfenberg, Forest Naturalist, at the Ice Age Visitor Center. She may be reached at (920) 533-8322, Wednesday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. You may also contact Mandy Zopp at Riveredge Nature Center. Her email is firstname.lastname@example.org and her phone number is (262) 375-2715.
Volunteers needed for Garlic Mustard Pulls
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