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"Spooky" Nocturnal Animals

Written By: Ashley Goldbeck Introduction: Did you know; the forests and fields surrounding Willow River and Kinnickinnic State Parks are...

Winter Wonderland Animal Homes

Written By: Ashley Goldbeck Introduction: Not all animals hibernate. Some must battle through winter like the toughest of troopers. These...

The Great Migration!

By: Ashley Goldbeck Introduction: Ahhh, fall is upon us! Here in Wisconsin that means it’s time to pull out our long underwear, jackets,...

Lichen Hikin'

Written By: Amy Walsh See how many you can find! The Hidden Ponds trail (directly behind the Willow River Nature Center) is a great place...

Reusable Reads And Signs of Fall Hike!

Written By: Ashley Goldbeck Introduction: The waste we produce and how we choose to dispose of it, affects our environment. This includes...

Patterns in Nature!

Written By: Ashley Goldbeck Introduction: Have you ever taken a walk in the woods and had a plant or animal catch your eye and make you...

Native, Invasive and Poisonous Plants!

Written By: Ashley Goldbeck Introduction: Have you ever taken a hike at Willow River or Kinnickinnic State Park and stumbled across a...

Hibernators of Wisconsin!

Written By: Ashley Goldbeck Introduction: As winter approaches we tend to spend more time tucked away in our warm cozy houses, hiding...

Fall Colors Hike!

Written By: Ashley Goldbeck Introduction: Fall is upon us. This is by far the best time of the year to get out and enjoy a hike! Between...

Protecting Precious Pollinators!

Written By: Ashley Goldbeck Introduction: Ahhh, harvest season. This is the time of year where we sit back and enjoy some of our favorite...

Four Seasons of Phenology

Written By: Ashley Goldbeck Introduction: Take a peek at our naturalists’ visual journal of phenology discoveries and witness all there...

Animal Adaptations Hike!

Written By: Ashley Goldbeck Introduction: All species of animals have a distinctive ecosystem in which they live. Ideally, this ecosystem...

What Eggs-axctly Are These Turtles Doing?!

Written By: Ashley Goldbeck Introduction: Lately, you may have come across a turtle species that appears to be lost. What are they doing...