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Herb Hike

Dave LaLuzerne was born with a green spark in his heart. (Interestingly, his last name is the French word for alfalfa.) Nurtured through pharmacy school and many years as an herbal pharmacist in his own herb shop, he now finds his passion is educating people about the numerous and wondrous ways to use herbs for […]

In Search of Wildflowers Hike

Things can change in the woods so quickly this time of year. Join local Master Naturalists searching for wildflowers on this easy 1-mile hike. Meet at Lot 1. All programs are free, but a state park admission sticker is required on all vehicles. Some programs are weather related, so check with the park if you […]

Nature Journaling

Head out with the park naturalist and explore the world of nature journaling. Everyone is welcome, no writing or drawing skills are necessary. This is a great way to connect with nature; to slow down and observe what is going on around you. Some materials provided or you can bring your own journal. Bring an […]

Stargazing at the Dark Sky Park: Constellations

**IMPORTANT: This event will be held on June 16 OR June 17 OR June 18, depending on weather conditions.** Join us at Wisconsin’s only designated dark sky park for a night of star gazing. We will start with a brief talk about some of the summer constellations, then move on to some deep sky viewing […]

Monarch Monitoring Project

Spend some time with the park naturalist as she explains all aspects of monitoring a monarch waystation for the Monarch Larva Monitoring Project. This citizen science program can easily be done right in your own yard. Take home some milkweed seeds for planting. Meet at the Nature Center, Lot 1. All programs are free, but […]

Plantings and Protection for Pollinators

This is the time to celebrate pollinators and spread the word about what we can do to protect them. Learn about the pollinator gardens at Newport, along with ideas for habitat at your own house. Construct an insect hotel to take home with you. Meet at the Nature Center, Lot 1. All programs are free, […]

Insects Bug Me: A Presentation by Charlotte Lukes

Join Charlotte Lukes as she guides us through a presentation about many of our pollinator friends. We'll go beyond the obvious pollinators and include the flies, beetles, wasps and other insects that many people consider 'pests'. Meet in the Nature Center, Lot 1. All programs are free, but a state park admission sticker is required […]

Let’s Go See: Showy Lady Slipper Orchids

As part of a series of summer learning adventures, we will explore the showy lady slipper orchid, a plant of special concern. Learn about its habitat and what makes it special. Meet at the Nature Center, Lot 1, for a brief talk. Then we will head out to observe these beautiful flowers. All programs are […]

Trees and Shrubs of Door County

Join arborist and horticulturist Tom Wolfe as he shares his vast knowledge about trees and shrubs...everything from the anatomy of a tree, invasive species, to trees prevalent in our area. There will be plenty of time for questions. Weather permitting, we will spend some time in the woods. Meet in the Nature Center, Lot 1. […]