Public Events

The Station also conducts educational programs for the general public. Walks and open houses examine topics such as Winter Ecology, Bird Identification, and Spring Flora of the Cedarburg Bog.

Winter 2015

Sponsored by Friends of the Cedarburg Bog  

Annual Winter Hike on the Bog
Sunday, January 25, 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Winter is a great time to explore the Cedarburg Bog. Field Station Director, Jim Reinartz will lead the annual hike into the heart of the Bog if the Bog is solidly frozen and the ice is safe. This is a 4-mile hike, and weather and/or snow and ice conditions can make this hike challenging. In the past we have hiked in bitter cold, on a warm day with wet slush over the ice, in deep snow, with no snow at all on very slick ice, and when we are lucky, with a little snow over solid ice. If the Bog is not solidly frozen, we will still take a hike in the uplands.

All hikers should dress appropriately. This website will be updated several days prior to the hike with snow and ice conditions. Ice traction devices may make it easier going. If you have some, be sure to bring them. The Friends of the Cedarburg Bog will have Gripons for sale for $16.

No dogs, Please!

Annual Friends of the Cedarburg Bog Potluck Chili Supper
Following the winter hike at 4:30 pm

You don’t have to get chilly to eat chili! Hikers and non-hikers are welcome to celebrate winter in the Bog. The Friends of the Cedarburg Bog will provide the chili and beverages; if you can, bring a dish to share. If your last name begins with A to M, bring a side-dish; N to Z, bring a dessert.

Friends of the Cedarburg Bog suggested donation for Hike and Potluck - $5

Please call (262) 675-6844 or email to make a reservation for the hike, supper, or both! Please give us your name, phone number, and tell us what you will be bringing to the potluck (if you are coming to the chili supper).

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