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 – Caroline Lake Preserve
We explored Caroline Lake Preserve and State Natural Area near Mellen on May 20, the second day of the 10th annual Chequamegon Bay Birding and Nature Festival. It was fitting considering the lake forms the headwaters of the Bad River, which flows to the Kakagon-Bad River Sloughs that we toured by boat the previous day.
Ensuring the water stays clean and […]
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 […]
Sunflower Days at Pope Farm Conservancy. I heard about it for the first time on Tuesday after scrolling through my Wisconsin Trails e-newsletter and then again on Thursday from my good friend, Julie.
I finally clicked online to read an article written by my former internship editor, Chelsey Lewis, and quickly checked for updates on the Facebook page for […]
Traveling with Mom
I have always admired my mom.
She is loving, kind, beautiful and selfless.
She puts her family first. She has steadfast faith. She’s super healthy (she exercises and eats all her fruits and veggies – every day). She speaks her mind – even if it’s silly – and I love her for it.
And, I may be biased, but […]
St. Germain cabin visit
The day before and after the Chequamegon Bay Birding and Nature Festival in Ashland, my mom and I spent time at our family’s cabin in St. Germain. I try to make it up there at least once a year because it is such a special place.
No, it’s not a giant log cabin with floor to ceiling […]
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 – Copper Falls
Since we were headed back through Mellen after seeing the Penokee Mountains anyway, my mom and I decided to make a detour for Copper Falls to eat our lunch and explore the area on our own.
I almost didn’t take the exit, but I’m glad I did.
Without a large group with us, it was easier to […]
Nature Festival – Penokee Mountains
So far I’ve written about our hikes to the Sea Caves and Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest and our glimpse of a snowy owl. The next two posts will focus on our second day of the birding and nature festival to the Penokee Mountains and nearby Copper Falls on May 15. Get ready to see a lot of […]