Without nuts to guide them, turkey, deer and squirrel hunters are sometimes lost in the forest. Cookie, cake, pie, and cereal lovers who depend on walnuts and hickory nuts for flavor and filler may be lost too.
Sept. 13 – Guided kayak and canoe paddle at the Horicon Marsh State Wildlife Area. Tour is from 8 a.m. to noon and costs $15. Registration is required. Contact Liz Herzman for information at 920-387-7893 or register at horiconmarsh.org.
The Beaver Dam United Soccer Club, a program that offers opportunities for children from 5-18 years old, is in the early stages of trying to raise funds to build a soccer complex in the city.
It is overwhelming how many licensed outdoors activities there are to catch the attention of a hunter and dog, or a gatherer with a screw driver or a bucket. Many more require limited gear, or just one or more of our sensory systems.
Autumn’s approach marks the culmination of growing seasons in lowlands, forests, fields and fence rows, as well as birds and mammals maturing and migrating through those habitats.
A simple walk, hike or scout through a late summer woods reveals more than one might expect following a notable wet and warm July. Vegetation prevailed this summer. Head-high plants are common, even in dimly-lit forests.
Aug. 8 – Learn to Fish at Devil’s Lake State Park in Baraboo. Program is from 9 to 11 a.m. near the park’s north shore boat launch. All equipment and bait is provided. If you are age 16 or older, you will need a fishing license. For information call 608-356-8301.