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At the State Parks

2:55 PM, Aug. 20, 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.

AUG. 24

? 10 a.m.: Finding Fossils

Explore the rocks to discover stories of the past. Meet at the amphitheater.

? 2 to 3 p.m.: Buzzing About Bees

Find out about the amazing world of bees, learn how important they are and make a bee to take home. Amphitheater.

PENINSULA

The nature center at Peninsula State Park is just off Wisconsin 42 in Fish Creek. It is open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sundays through Fridays, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays. Most programs are free and open to the public, but a state park sticker is required for entry. For more information, call (920) 854-5976.

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.

AUG. 22

? 1 to 4 p.m.: Geology Hike

Learn about the park's geology with hike leader Jack Travis. Meet at lot No. 3.

AUG. 23

? 8:30 p.m.: Citizen Science Program: Bat Ecology and Monitoring

Learn about the mysterious world of bats with a presentation and guided hike by bat migration biologist Jessica Kempke. Also, learn how to use an Anabat monitor and participate in a night survey to document the bats that live in Newport.

AUG. 24

? 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.: Fungi Foray

Naturalist and mushroom expert Charlotte Lukes leads a program on funguses in the area. Limited to 20 people, and preregistration is required; call the park to sign up. Meet at lot No. 3.

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.

AUG. 23

? 6 to 6:45 p.m.: Woodpecker Walk

Potawatomi is home to several species of tree-carving woodpeckers, from the enormous pileated to the demure downy. Look for signs of bird activity along the Ancient Shorelines Nature Trail and create a take-home nature journal. Meet at the nature center.

AUG. 24

? 7 p.m.: Folk Concert

Guest musician Charlene Orffeo provides an evening of guitar music and singing. Amphitheater.

AUG. 25

? 10 to 11 a.m.: Bird Crafts for Kids

Drop in any time to learn basic bird identification tips and make some creative crafts. Nature center.

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