2017 Calendar for Friends of Wolsfeld Woods

All activities will be confirmed and announced by email.  Please check this website, www.wolsfeldwoods.org for possible changes.  All dates, times and locations are subject to change. Weather conditions may result in cancellations.

Osprey in Flight

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Fall and winter photos wanted!

As you wander through the woods this fall and winter, bring your camera along -- and be on the lookout for these beautiful mature hardwoods - red oak, ironwood, butternut, maple, elm, and basswood. We'll post them on our Web site along with credits - please send in digital format to: chapman@q.com.


Buckthorn Work Day, Sunday October 22 at 10:30 a.m. Bring appropriate tools and wear gloves. We will meet at Lisa Ringer’s, 1700 Deer Hill Road, Long Lake, MN.

Activities Enjoyed This Year of 2017

In May, there were frog, spring ephemeral wildflower and spring warbler bird walks.

Bloodroot Plant

There was a bat walk in August. Bat specialist Christine Petersen guided us on a twilight walk through the woods where we learned more about these beneficial insect-eating machines.


Also in August there was a fall warbler walk. Warblers are often plentiful during fall migration. Bill and Esther Marengo helped sort out these delightful winged visitors as they pass through Minnesota every fall.

For September there was a mushroom walk where an expert helped us identify the many types of fall fungi growing on rotting logs, as well as shelf fungi sprouting from trees.

Morrell mushrooms

Medina Celebration Day was also in September, which is a community event celebrating the history of Medina.

Friends of Wolsfeld Woods Annual Meeting happened on Thursday, Oct. 5 at the 1857 Wolsfeld log cabin.

The fall color horseback ride was in October.

Activities Calendar Last Updated: October 9, 2017