Nature Festival – Forest and Creek
Our third and final day of the 10th annual Chequamegon Bay Birding and Nature Festival was bittersweet. There was still so much we could potentially see on the trails, but we were getting worn out from all the walking. And the mosquitoes – they got pretty bad, too.
North Country Trail
The hilly hike along the North Country National Scenic […]
Nature Festival – Water, Land and Sky
May 19 was the first day of the 10th annual Chequamegon Bay Birding and Nature Festival, and we didn’t waste any time exploring the water, land and sky.
Our first stop was to the Kakagon-Bad River Sloughs, or what some call the “Everglades of the North.” The Bad River Band of Lake Superior Chippewa owns more than 16,000 acres of […]
Nature Festival – Ashland
I can hardly believe it’s been over a month since I was up north trying to spot warblers and other migrating birds flitting through trees and over the water during the 10th annual Chequamegon Bay Birding and Nature Festival. Hundreds of bird and nature enthusiasts flocked to the Ashland, Wis. area from May 19-21 to […]
Nature Festival – Stockton Island
Although my mom and I extended our trip up north to our family’s cabin in St. Germain, the last day of the Chequamegon Birding and Nature Festival was Saturday, May 16. We planned that day with an early morning boat cruise aboard the Island Princess to Stockton Island, the largest and most biologically diverse island […]
Nature Festival – Morgan Falls and St. Peter’s Dome
After hiking the Sea Caves on May 14, we met up with our group at the Northern Great Lakes Visitor Center before departing for the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest that afternoon.
At the entrance, festival participants could write their unique bird finds, along with the place and time, on an easel. A snowy owl had been spotted at Maslowski Beach […]
Nature Festival – Sea Caves
My mom and I were among nearly 300 people to attend the ninth annual Chequamegon Bay Nature and Birding Festival near Ashland, Wis. from May 14-16.
Our first excursion was an early morning nature hike to the Apostle Islands Sea Caves near Cornucopia. Recall that just two months ago, a few friends and I traveled to the same area […]
Glimpse of the Ice Caves
Sometimes I struggle to find the words. This is one of those times, which is why I am so grateful to have photography as another creative outlet.
In an upcoming blog post you will read (and see) more about my recent trip to the ice caves in northern Wisconsin (once I am able to better articulate […]