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March 2016

Tap into Sweetness: Maple Syrup Tour

March 19, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Free

Please note that the date of this event is temperature-dependent, so the date is approximate until officially determined based on when the sap is running. EVENT DETAILS As temperatures begin to warm, maple sap starts flowing! Experience the process of making maple syrup in the woods with the Green Team. Led by the Roeper Family, this annual process includes tapping Sugar Maple trees for sap collection, then boiling the sap into syrup right in the middle of the woods. Taste…

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Bat House Building at Green Lake School District

March 24, 2016 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Green Lake School District, 612 Mill Street
Green Lake, WI 54941 United States
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Free

Join the Green Team and Master Naturalist, Tom Wagner, and construct your very own bat house! Participants will be provided materials and follow along with step-by-step instructions on how to put it together! Take it home and hang it up in a tree to provide a place for furry flying friends to stay! Participation is limited to 20 people, so contact the GLA and sign up today! PARKING Parking will be provided at the Green Lake School District, located at…

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April 2016

Earth Day Conservancy Cleanup

April 23, 2016 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Guskey-Miller Conservancy Ripon, WI 54971 + Google Map
Free

Celebrate Earth Day by joining the Green Team as they improve natural areas for our communities to enjoy! Last year, the team blazed a new trail through the woods along Silver Creek in the Guskey-Miller Conservancy. This year’s location is once again at the Guskey-Miller Conservancy, where we’ll be cleaning the trail and putting up directional and educational signs. Join the Green Team in celebrating Earth Day by caring for our special natural areas! GEAR TO BRING: Participants should wear…

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Bird Watching at Sunnyside Prairie

April 30, 2016 @ 6:00 am - 7:30 am
Sunnyside Conservancy, Lakeview Drive
Green Lake, WI 54941 United States
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Free

Start your day early with the Green Team and discover the sights and sounds of Green Lake’s birds. Birder Tom Schultz will share bird watching tips, and the group will look for resident and migrant species that utilize these woods and stream side habitats. Participants will walk the trails through this 40+ acre Conservancy Partnership property located along the Silver Creek Inlet and several dug channels. Note: this event will be a part of the Green Lake Bird Festival, with…

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May 2016

Mitchell Glen Spring Tour

May 7, 2016 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am
Mitchell Glen Green Lake, WI 54941 United States + Google Map
Free

Explore Mitchell Glen for the first time or revisit this popular Green Lake Conservancy Partnership Property with the Green Team. Local biologist and educator, Tom Eddy, will lead participants down to the glen that features 12.2 acres of maple-basswood climax forest, unique geological formations, outstanding biodiversity and spring-fed waters draining into Green Lake. This tour includes walking steep, descending steps into the ravine. Space is very limited and reservations are required by calling the Green Lake Sanitary District at (920)…

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June 2016

Kayak or Canoe Norwegian Bay

June 11, 2016 @ 8:30 am - 10:30 am
Norwegian Bay, PO Box 417
Green Lake, WI 54941
Free

Get your boots wet with the Green Team! Take a trip along the shore of Norwegian Bay by kayak or canoe. Norwegian Bay is a popular lake destination and the go-to spot for various summer events and get together's. Come experience for yourself what all the buzz is about and see why Norwegian Bay is a Green Lake favorite. Paddle past four school and conservancy sites and experience their scenic beauty from the water. NOTES: This event is weather dependent.…

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July 2016

Flowers and Insects of Dawson Prairie

July 9, 2016 @ 8:30 am - 10:30 am
Green Lake Conference Center, W2511 State Highway 23
Green Lake, WI 54941 United States
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Free

Dawson Prairie consists of 54 acres of restored land within the Green Lake Conference Center that supports 100 species of native grasses, wildflowers, and is abundant in wildlife including deer, birds and butterflies. Take a walk through the prairie’s winding trails and capture up-close images of various insects and plants with your Point and Shoot camera. No picking or collecting allowed. Come partake in a fun and educational discussion about wildflower and insect identification and take exciting living images home…

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Moonlight Paddle on CTH K Estuary

July 16, 2016 @ 8:30 pm - 10:30 pm
County K Estuary, County Road K
Green Lake, WI United States
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Free

Join the Green Team on their second annual nighttime paddle through the CTH K Estuary. Bring your canoe or kayak as we paddle by moonlight, observing the creatures of the night and the splendor of the stars above! GEAR TO BRING Bring your kayaks/canoes, equipment, life vests and drinks. Glow-Sticks will be provided at the event so that the group can safely maneuver the estuary without ruining their night vision. A flashlight is recommended for getting in and out of…

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August 2016

An Evening with the Bats at TBD

August 12, 2016 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Green Lake Conference Center, W2511 State Highway 23
Green Lake, WI 54941 United States
Free

Join the Green Team and Master Naturalist, Tom Wagner, as we explore the mysterious world of bats! Featuring a discussion from bat experts, participants will learn all about bats, and common misconceptions will be debunked. Afterwards, we’ll head outdoors to use special equipment that will track bats as they fly through the air! The details of this event are still being determined. NOTES This event is weather dependent. In the event that conditions are unsuitable for the event, the event…

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September 2016

Mushroom Foraging Walk

September 10, 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Want to learn what you can eat in the woods, and more importantly, what NOT to eat in the woods? Join the Green Team as they forage the forest floors of Green Lake and deepen their connection with nature. There exist over 70,000 species of fungi in North America, with more being discovered every day! A fungal expert will take the group on an adventurous journey identifying the common as well as exotic mushrooms that cover Wisconsin’s forest floors. GEAR…

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