Feb. 24 – Scavenger hunt at Devil’s Lake State Park in Baraboo from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Some of the challenges will require a GPS unit, which will be provided by the park’s Nature Center. Stop at the Nature Center to get your clues. For information contact Sue Johansen at 608-356-8301 ext. …
Maple tree tappings are sure signs that weather, people and plants are all in the mood for a seasonal change. We believe, when we see sugar sacs, pails and tubing, that warm and sunny days and chilly nights will give us water running from melting ice and snow too.
Many winter activities require real winter. Snow certainly. Now that some has fallen, outdoors recreationalists can get on with spotting wildlife, expecting birds at their feeders, skiing, snowshoeing, tracking wildlife and enjoying a more attractive outdoors, too.
Feb. 3 – Owl Prowl at the Horicon Marsh Education and Visitor Center in Horicon. At 3 p.m. meet at the education center to drive in search for owls. At 6:30 p.m. meet in the auditorium for a program and then hike to call for owls.
A very cold week followed by near-record warm days seems to have people and wildlife confused, or just excited, expecting spring things to follow with the next sunrise.
Jan. 20 – Lake Mason Lions Club Fisheree, from daybreak to 3 p.m. at the Wagon Wheel Boat Landing on Highway 23 on Lake Mason. Fish prizes of $25 for each limited species of fish caught. Tickets are $5 and are available at Briggsville businesses and at the shoreline on the day of the event. …
Trout anglers who stepped outside last Saturday morning may have been greeted with temperatures at 17 degrees below zero. The sun was powerless to remove shore ice on streams that have frozen over during recent subzero nights.