Category Archives: Nature Field Trips

The Magic of the Circle…

There is just something refreshing and rejuvenating about visiting what I like to call the Circle. I’m surrounded by nature daily and love it. I walk around our 2-acre prairie almost every day and love seeing all the flowers… what … Continue reading

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Creativity on the prairie…

Yesterday was a beautifully sunny day with just a touch of fall in the air and I spent the day enjoying the Southwest Wisconsin Prairie Festival. There were talks about prairies, grassland birds, invasive species, badgers, prairie gardening, prairie walks, and … Continue reading

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Visiting Cedar Creek Farm…

Last week I went on another Blue Mounds Area Project property tour. It was a nice evening with a small group of members and friends. Bruce Wachholz our guide regaled us with stories of how he and his wife started on the … Continue reading

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Visiting the Swamp Lovers Reserve…

Last week when the temps were 90+ I went on a field trip to the Swamp Lovers Reserve. Had I thought about the temperature I might have thought twice about going. Hiking in high temps, high 80s in the pm, … Continue reading

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Unveiling the Landowners Incentive Program sign

Last week John and I went on a tour of a couple of properties that are part of the Wisconsin DNR’s Landowner Incentive Program (LIP). The properties adjoin the Valley View section of the Ice Age Trail. The landowners Tom … Continue reading

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A quest for grasshoppers…

Last week John and I went on a field trip to identify grasshoppers… or at least learning how to identify grasshoppers was the idea! What I learned was that there are 40 species of grasshoppers in Wisconsin, 30 of which … Continue reading

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An excursion to Taliesin Estate…

Over the hills and through the woods we went in search of an amazing goat prairie. The mosquitos were vicious and much repellant was applied. We eventually broke through to the prairie. The views were stunning as we glanced over … Continue reading

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