Tom Finley, Director of Education, will lead us through several locations of the beautiful Southern Kettle Moraine State Forest just west of Eagle, WI. To learn about the geologic forces that shaped the region, we’ll begin at beautiful Scuppernong Springs. Our hike will then cover a variety of habitats from forest and prairie to field and water, as well as a rare ecosystem with desert-like characteristics. We’ll discuss the area’s tradition of human settlement, from American Indians through European settlers to modern-day farmers and sportsmen. After a bag lunch, we’ll hike the Forest Headquarters trail on Hwy. 59. Expect several miles of hiking over moderate, undulating terrain.
The field trip begins and ends at the Southern Kettle Moraine State Forest. In order to maintain social distancing, you will need to provide your own transportation to and from the Southern Kettle Moraine. Please bring your own lunch. Further details and directions will be emailed to registered participants prior to the trip.
To get a sense of what our local field trips are like, see this post about our recent tour of Lake Park on A Wealth of Nature.
This program will take place entirely outdoors. We will practice social distancing when we are able to, but because of the nature of small-group programming, it will not always be possible. For the health and safety of all, participants must wear a mask when you are within six feet of others. Please do not attend if you are sick or believe you have been exposed to the virus. See our latest COVID-19 updates here.
Members: $45 | Non-members: $60