Free September Events

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Saturday, September 4 at 10am.
Meet at the Willow River Nature Center.

Grab a track-rubbing booklet and hit the Hidden Ponds Nature Trail where you will discover 10 species of animals found here in the park. Trace their tracks and silhouettes, learn fun facts, and collect a participation prize!

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Long Skinny Snakes and Totally Turtles!

Saturday, September 4 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!


Fungi in our Forests!

Saturday, September 11 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 where 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 (weather permitting).


Skulls, Pelts, Tracks and Scat!

Saturday, September 25 at 10am.
Meet outside the Willow River Nature Center.

Stop in to visit with naturalist Ashley and get up close and personal to numerous animal skulls, pelts, tracks and more to identify and learn interesting facts about several Wisconsin mammal species.


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

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