Spring nature programs offered at Peninsula State Park

Discussion in 'Outdoor News' started by Wisconsin DNR News, Mar 16, 2015.

  1. By Northeast Region March 11, 2015

    Contact(s): Kathleen Harris, Peninsula State park naturalist, 920-868-3258

    FISH CREEK, Wis. -- A nature hike to learn more about the geology of the area and watch for migrating birds, a program to learn more about the sounds of spring emanating from wildlife and an opportunity for young people to solve a spring nature riddle and make spring crafts are among the spring nature programs being offered at Peninsula State Park.

    • Like to hike. Join the Peninsula State Park naturalist on Saturday, March 21, from 1- 2 p.m. for trail walk from Hidden Bluff to Tennison Bay. Meet at the nature center and dress for the outdoors. There will be less talk and more walk on this spring stroll. Learn Niagara Escarpment facts, watch for evergreen ferns, and watch for migrating birds along a stretch of shore. Learn about Peninsula's Like to Hike program (this activity counts toward a pin discount - see the nature center page on the DNR website for details), too. Mostly level hiking on graveled surface. Trail may be wet. About 1.5 miles.
    • Songsters Program Stop by the Peninsula State Park Nature on Saturday, March 28, from 1-1:30 p.m. for Peninsula Songsters. Designed for the young and the young at heart, this program features a refresher on spring singers like wood frogs, robins and sandhill cranes. An optional craft for kids follow the program. The nature center will be open from 1-3 p.m. on March 28.
    • Woodsy Egg Hunt - Drop by any time from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. April 4 for a Woodsy Egg Hunt. Pick up a family Passport to Spring then start your nature adventure! Follow clues along a half-mile trail to solve a spring nature riddle. At the end, show your passport to the park naturalist. Each child will receive a woodsy egg treasure bag. Designed for kids ages 12 and younger, this activity takes about 30 minutes. Dress for the outdoors. An on-your-own Bunny Craft Table will be available for crafty kids from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., while the nature center is open and whiles supplies last. Make a decoration for your spring table!

    These programs are free and open to the public. A state park admission sticker is needed for entrance to the park.

    Peninsula State Park is located on the shores of Green Bay in Door County. For more information about the park, search the Department of Natural Resources website, dnr.wi.gov, for keywords "get outdoors."

    Last Revised: Wednesday, March 11, 2015