April Nature Programs

Nature Center open Saturdays in April, 9 AM – Noon and additional hours as staffing permits. 920-854-5976.

Thursday April 12 Skyline Trail 1 – 2:30 p.m. Meet at Skyline parking lot on Shore Road. Venture past the site of Camp Meenahga (1916 – 48), then through a beech-maple woods. Enjoy a sweeping vista of Green Bay islands. Watch for kinglets, robins and deer tracks on the return trail. About two miles.  Counts towards Like to Hike (see below).

Friday April 13 Bat Monitoring Workshop 7 – 8:30 p.m. Meet at Park Headquarters to learn how to use an “anabat” to identify and monitor Door County bat populations. Dress for the field.  We’ll hike Weborg Shore then visit the Peninsula “shop” area (not usually open to the public) to see if bats have returned to a summer roosting site. This workshop is open to the public, especially those willing to monitor a Door County site once or twice this season. Phone 920-854-5976 or email kathleen.harris@wisconsin.gov.

Thursday April 19 Lone Pine Trail 1 – 2:30 p.m. Meet at Nature Center. Park geology, tree id featured on the two-mile walk. We’ll meander below Norway Bluff on the return, watching for blooming hepatica and invasive garlic mustard. Counts towards Like to Hike (see below).

Friday April 20 Timberdoodle Watch 7:30 – 8:30 p.m. Meet at Nature Center. Dress for outside. Be prepared to car-pool to Middle Road. Love is in the air – if you’re a male American Woodcock. See a stuffed bird up close then venture to listen and view the amazing courtship flight of this worm-eating game bird. Rain? The program will shift to a naturalist talk inside the Nature Center.

Saturday April 21 Earth Day Keychains & Necklaces Stop by the Nature Center any time from 9 a.m. to Noon to bead an Earth Day keychain or necklace. Donation appreciated. Nelson’s Point to Weborg 1 – 2 p.m. Park at Nelson’s Point. We’ll scan the shore for migrating waterfowl, investigate a less-traveled birding spot, and learn park history along the way. About one mile. Bring binoculars if you have them.

Tuesday April 24 Weed Warriors – Earth Stewards 9 – 10:30 a.m. Help pull garlic mustard along the Niagara Escarpment. Bring gloves if you can. Park on Shore Road, at pull-off with tan naturalist’s truck.

Thursday April 26 Warbler Watch at Weborg 1 – 2 p.m. Park at day use lot next to Weborg Campground. Warbler identification featured. Geared for all birders – let’s learn together! Bring binoculars.

Friday April 27 Earth Work Play Day 1 – 3 p.m. Nature Center. Please lend a hand getting the Nature Center ready for summer! Jobs for all ages and abilities: raking, cleaning eyeballs, pricing merchandise and much more. Light snack provided.

Saturday April 28 Mapping Peninsula 11 – 11:45 a.m. Nature Center. Whether it’s your first Peninsula visit or your hundredth, come discover fascinating park trivia – the people and places that have made this state park Wisconsin’s favorite!