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.
Sponsored by Friends of the Cedarburg Bog
- Annual Winter Hike on the Bog
- Sunday, January 26, 1:00 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. 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.
Trail conditions as of Jan 22: Conditions should be just about ideal for this year's hike! The bog is solidly frozen and there is a light covering of snow. There is always the potential for icy spots on a hike like this, but overall it should be great hiking. Be sure to dress warmly - it will be cold this year.
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 dessert; N to Z, bring a side-dish.
Friends of the Cedarburg Bog suggested donation for Hike and Potluck - $5
Please call (262) 675-6844 or email firstname.lastname@example.org 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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