Peninsula Nature Programs: February 2012

Saturday February 11 Nature Center open 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

How Fishers Fall in Love & Other Tales of Romance 11 – 11:30 a.m; repeated 1 – 1:30 p.m. Nature Center. Longer days trigger thoughts of finding partners among Peninsula animals like fishers, chickadees, owls and squirrels. This naturalist talk is suitable for all ages and will include fur and skull identification, and how to spot a squirrel nest. Craft: Make a Valentine’s Card from Recycled Holiday Cards Any time, on-your-own, at the Nature Center.

Saturday February 18 Nature Center open 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. No programs scheduled.

Wednesday February 22 Bat Workshop 2 – 3:30 p.m. Gibraltar Town Fire Station. 3496 County Road F, Fish Creek. Peninsula State Park welcomes Bill Mueller of the Western Great Lakes Bird and Bat Observatory for the free workshop. He’ll share information on bat ecology, threats to bats, and invite participants to monitor Door County bats. Learn how to use ANABAT units to record ultrasonic bat calls. Contact Naturalist Kathleen Harris at 920-854-5976. This workshop is supported by AppleCreek Resort, Fish Creek.

Satruday February 25 Nature Center open 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Like to Hike? Tracking the Black Ash Swamp 2 – 3 p.m. Meet at Nature Center. Hike or snowshoe (provide your own snowshoes) Hidden Bluff Trail, then circle a forest wetland looking for turkey, deer and raccoon prints. Counts towards earning your 2012 Like to Hike pin.