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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Driving: 16 hours, 900 miles
Sustenance: beef jerky, belVitas and Girl Scout thin mint cookies
Entertainment: good conversation and silly singing with friends
Goal: cross the ice caves off bucket list
It’s strange to think that just two weeks ago there was snow on the ground and ice covered the majority of Lake Superior, creating the spectacular Apostle Islands Ice […]