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At the State Parks

3:27 PM, May 7, 2013  |  Comments
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WHITEFISH DUNES

Whitefish Dunes State Park is at 3275 Clark Lake Road (County WD), south of Jacksonport. Naturalist programs are offered year-round. The shelter building is available daily. Annual or daily park stickers are required while visiting. For more information, call (920) 823-2400.

MAY 11

? 10 a.m. - Spring Revealed

Stroll along to uncover fleeting signs of spring along rocky edges and in forested dunes on this short walk. Meet at the nature center.

? 1:30 p.m. - Spring in the Wetland

Have you seen the wetland in spring? Dip a net into a magical world to learn about the animals and plants that call it home. Dress for the weather and for getting damp. Meet at the nature center.

PENINSULA

The nature center at Peninsula State Park is just off Wisconsin 42 in Fish Creek. Most programs are free and open to the public, but a state park sticker is required for entry. For nature center hours or more information, call (920) 868-3258.

MAY 9

? 8 to 9 a.m. - Birding at Weborg Point

Redstarts, orioles and osprey are on the wing. Take a naturalist-led walk to a migration hot spot. Bring binoculars if you have them. Meet at Weborg Shelter; park in the adjacent day-use lot.

? 2:30 to 3 p.m. - Garlic Mustard Pull

Lend a hand to remove invasive garlic mustard and barberry plants encroaching the black ash swamp. Bring gloves if you have them. Meet at the nature center.

MAY 10

? 10 to 11:30 a.m. - Hemlock Trail

Trek past Weborg Marsh, rich with birds and frogs, through a hemlock woods, then up a low bluff on a moderate, two-mile hike. Meet at Weborg Shelter; park in the adjacent day-use lot.

MAY 11

? 9 to 10:30 a.m. - Redstart Round-up Workshop

Celebrate Migratory Bird Month by learning about redstarts and other migratory birds at this hands-on workshop. Includes time birding at Weborg Point and a chance to see "stuffed" warblers up close. Free redstart posters for participants, and a redstart patch and educational newspaper from the International Migratory Bird Foundation are available for $2. For all ages and birding levels. Meet at Weborg Shelter.

MAY 12

? 1 to 1:30 p.m. - Let's Meet the Robin

Did you know robins are related to bluebirds? Learn the telltale signs of this member of the thrush family, then take a walk to look for robins at the wooded edge of the meadow and learn this bird's "cheerio" song. Meet at the nature center.

NEWPORT

Newport State Park is on County NP, east of Wisconsin 42 near Gills Rock. A state park vehicle sticker is required for admission. For more information, call (920) 854-2500.

POTAWATOMI

Potawatomi State Park, 3740 County PD, is on the shore of Sturgeon Bay just west of the city. Gently rolling upland terrain is bordered by steep slopes and rugged limestone cliffs. The park has more than 1,200 acres of forest, a campground, trails and access to Sawyer Harbor. A state vehicle admission sticker is required for motorized vehicles. For more information, call (920) 746-2890.

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