Free September Events

Fungi in our Forests!

Saturday, September 5th 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 for a presentation you’ll learn when, where and how to pick them yourself. Then join the naturalist on a short hike and see how many we can find right here in the park. 

A 2020 Annual Wisconsin state park admission sticker is required on your vehicle in order to join us for this program. 

The program is limited to 50 persons on a first come, first served basis.  Participants must maintain social distance of at least 6 feet from others. Masks or facial coverings are recommended.

For more information please call 715-386-9340 or email naturecenter@willowkinnifriends.org. This program is sponsored by the Friends of Willow River and Kinnickinnic State Park, Inc, the park's non-profit Friends group.

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Long Skinny Snakes and Totally Turtles!

Saturday, September 5th at 2pm. Meet at 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! 

A 2020 Annual Wisconsin state park admission sticker is required on your vehicle in order to join us for this program. 

The program is limited to 50 persons on a first come, first served basis.  Participants must maintain social distance of at least 6 feet from others. Masks or facial coverings are recommended.

For more information please call 715-386-9340 or email naturecenter@willowkinnifriends.org. This program is sponsored by the Friends of Willow River and Kinnickinnic State Park, Inc, the park's non-profit Friends group.

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Burkhardt Trail Hike!

Saturday, September 12 at 10am. Meet at the River Road parking lot on the north side of the park.

Join the naturalist and discover new trails at Willow River State Park! The Pink Burkhardt trail winds down along the river bottom, then goes up to some spectacular over looks and down again to the beautiful Willow Falls. This is a hilly 2-4 mile hike depending on the route taken (which can be decided upon participants as we go). Please dress for the weather and bring along, water, good hiking shoes, sunscreen, bug-spray, binoculars, a camera and a snack if you wish.

A 2020 Annual Wisconsin state park admission sticker is required on your vehicle in order to join us for this program. 

The program is limited to 50 persons on a first come, first served basis.  Participants must maintain social distance of at least 6 feet from others. Masks or facial coverings are recommended.

For more information please call 715-386-9340 or email naturecenter@willowkinnifriends.org. This program is sponsored by the Friends of Willow River and Kinnickinnic State Park, Inc, the park's non-profit Friends group.

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Reusable Reads and Signs of Fall Hike!

Saturday, September 19 at 10am. Meet at the Willow River Nature Center.

Make your own four season book out of old paper bags! Fill your book with your favorite things about spring, summer, fall, and winter. Also the perfect idea for making your own herbarium, hiking journal, or scrapbook. Then join the Naturalist on a signs of fall hike where you can start to fill in your book with all things fall! 

A 2020 Annual Wisconsin state park admission sticker is required on your vehicle in order to join us for this program. 

The program is limited to 50 persons on a first come, first served basis.  Participants must maintain social distance of at least 6 feet from others. Masks or facial coverings are recommended.

For more information please call 715-386-9340 or email naturecenter@willowkinnifriends.org. This program is sponsored by the Friends of Willow River and Kinnickinnic State Park, Inc, the park's non-profit Friends group.

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Skulls, Pelts, Tracks and Scat!

Saturday, September 26 from 1:00-3:00PM. Outside the Willow River Nature Center.

Stop in and visit with naturalist Ashley anytime from 1-3pm and get up close and personal to numerous animal skulls, pelts, and more! Identify different animal tracks and scat and learn interesting facts about several Wisconsin animal species. 

This event is free to attend but vehicle admission into the park is required. The program is limited to 50 persons on a first come, first served basis.  Participants must maintain social distance of at least 6 feet from others. Masks or facial coverings are recommended.

Questions? Call 715-386-9340 or email naturecenter@willowkinnifriends.org. This program is sponsored by the Friends of Willow River and Kinnickinnic State Park, Inc, the park's non-profit Friends group.

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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.

 

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