June Events

All events are FREE to attend (unless otherwise noted) but park admission is required. For more information on a certain event please call 715-386-9340 or email naturalist@willowkinnifriends.org

These programs are sponsored by the Friends of Willow River and Kinnickinnic State Park, Inc.

Tree ID Hike!

Saturday, June 5 hike leaves at 10am.
Meet at the Willow River Nature Center.

Trees are fascinating in so many ways. Here in Wisconsin we have several different kinds of deciduous and coniferous trees. Join the naturalist on a 1½ mile hike and learn how to identify several different kinds of trees and discover how each one benefits us, the wildlife and the environment around us.

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Geocaching in The Park

Saturday, June 5 from 1-3 pm.
Meet at the Willow River Nature Center.

Gather your friends and family and come geocaching in the park. Have fun with this treasure hunting activity by bringing an item to place into the caches you find if you wish to take one out. We will have a limited number of GPS units will be available. Please feel free to bring your own GPS unit or smartphone with the free geocaching APP if you have one.

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Fungi in Our Forests!

Saturday, June 12 at 10am.
Meet at the Willow River Nature Center.

Some of the tastiest mushrooms such as Maitakes, Chanterelles and chicken of the Woods can be found right here in St. Croix County; if you know where to look! Join us and learn when, where and how to pick them yourself. Embark on a short hike and see how many we can find right here in the park.

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Long, Skinny Snakes and Totally Turtles!

Saturday, June 19 from 1-3PM. Meet Outside the Willow River Nature Center.

Come learn about two types of Wisconsin Reptiles and even meet live versions; Albert the Fox Snake and Morton, Susie and Shelly our Painted and False Map Turtles! We will go over the anatomy, characteristics and behavior of both snakes and turtles and talk about why they are so important for our environment and the ecosystems they live in!

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Don’t Forget About Our Summer Young Naturalist Classes!

Every Wednesday, Thursday or Friday from 10-11am bring your kiddo (ages 3-12) to the Nature Center to learn about all things Nature!

Classes include hikes, games, crafts, story time and more! Always come dressed for the weather and with plenty of water. 

Register and learn more here :

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/151231835491

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All events are FREE to attend (unless otherwise noted) but park admission is required. For more information on a certain event please call 715-386-9340 or email naturalist@willowkinnifriends.org

These programs are sponsored by the Friends of Willow River and Kinnickinnic State Park, Inc.