2018 Explore the Barrens Annual Event

2018-05-27_21-13-40Join us Saturday, June 9, 2018 for our annual Explore the Barrens celebration event.

8:30 am Nature Walk: Identify birds, butterflies, & wildflowers.

10:30 am “Mini-monsters of not so Deep Pond” Demonstration

10:30 am Geology of the Namekagon Barrens Demonstration

Noon History of the 1863 Stagecoach Road

12:30 pm Status of the NBWA and future plans

PLUS Displays of Plants; Flowers; Soil Samples; Furs

FREE LUNCH Served from 11:30am to 1:00pm  Burgers, Brats & Beer!

RAFFLE and DOOR PRIZES!! Everyone from the surrounding area is invited to join us at the rustic cabin in the Namekagon Barrens Wildlife Area and learn about this globally significant wildlife habitat right here in our own “backyard.” Learn about the Barrens and Prescribed Fire Management, and about the discovery of remnants of the most historic land travel route in Northwestern Wisconsin: the 1863 Stagecoach Road that went through the Barrens.

DIRECTIONS to the Namekagon Barrens Clubhouse at St. Croix Trail & Gomulak Fire Lane  From WI Highway 35: Go east on St. Croix Trail about 9 miles and follow the signs. From Highway 77: Go north on Namekagon Trail 6 miles; east on St. Croix Trail 2 miles and follow the signs. From Minong: Go west on Nancy Lake Road about 6.5 miles to County Line Rd; north 1 mile to St. Croix Trail; west 1 mile and follow the signs.

Mark Nupen, President (651) 249-1013 marknupen@gmail.com

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