Peninsula Park Nature Programs May 9 – 18


The following programs are free and open to the public but a state park vehicle sticker is required. Donations appreciated. If you need additional information phone 920-868-3258.
 
Thursday, May 9, 2013
Nature Center open 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Birding at Weborg Point.  Redstarts, orioles and osprey are on the wing. Enjoy a naturalist-led walk at a migration hot spot. Bring binoculars if you have them.  Meet at Weborg Shelter. Park in the adjacent day-use lot. 8-9 a.m.
Garlic Mustard Pull Lend a hand in removing invasive garlic mustard and barberry encroaching the black ash swamp. Meet at the Nature Center. Bring gloves if you have them. 2:30 – 3 p.m.
 
Friday, May 10, 2013
Nature Center open 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Hemlock Trail Trek past Weborg Marsh, rich with birds and frogs, through a hemlock woods, then up a low bluff. Two miles. Moderate hiking. Meet at Weborg Shelter. Park in the adjacent day-use lot. 10 – 11:30 a.m.
 
Saturday, May 11, 2013
Nature Center open 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Redstart Round-up Workshop Celebrate Migratory Bird Month by learning about redstarts and other migratory birds at this hands-on workshop. This workshop includes time birding Weborg Point and a chance to see “stuffed” warblers up close. Free redstart posters for participants and redstart patch and educational newspaper from International Migratory Bird Foundation for $2 purchase. Fun for all ages and all birding levels. Meet at Weborg Shelter. 9 – 10:30 a.m.
 
Sunday, May 12, 2013
Nature Center open 10 am. – 2 p.m.
Let’s Meet the Robin Did you know robins are related to bluebirds? Learn the tell-tale signs of this thrush family member. Take a walk to look for robins at the wooded edge of the meadow, and learn this birds cheerio song.  Nature Center. 1 – 1:30 p.m.
 
Thursday, May 16, 2013
Nature Center open 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Birding at Weborg Point.  Redstarts, orioles and osprey are on the wing. Enjoy a naturalist-led walk at a migration hot spot. Bring binoculars if you have them.  Meet at Weborg Shelter. Park in the adjacent day-use lot. 8-9 a.m.
Garlic Mustard Pull Lend a hand in removing troublesome plants. Meet at Nelson’s Point. Bring gloves if you have them. 2:30 – 3 p.m.
 
Friday, May 17, 2013
Nature Center open 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Nature Puzzler Stop by the Nature Center during open hours to see if you can figure out the identify of a mystery item.
 
Saturday, May 18, 2013
Nature Center open 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Sense of Wonder Trail Walk the ½-mile White Cedar Nature Trail and enjoy quotes and life facts about Rachel Carson, an environmentalist who helped stop the use of dangerous DDT in the United States.