2018 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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Spring and summer photos wanted!

As you wander through the woods, 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.


Bat Walk, Friday, August 17 at 8:30 p.m. Join bat specialist Christine Petersen on a twilight walk through the woods and learn more about these beneficial insect-eating machines. Trinity Lutheran Church parking lot, 2060 Sixth Ave. N, Long Lake, MN.


Fall Warbler Walk, Saturday August 25 at 8:00 a.m. Warblers are often plentiful during fall migration. Bill and Esther Marengo will be back to help sort out these delightful winged visitors as they pass through Minnesota every fall. Trinity Lutheran Church parking lot. 2060 Sixth Avenue North, Long Lake, MN.


Mushroom Walk, Saturday, September 8 at 1:00 p.m. A mushroom expert will help us identify the many types of fall fungi growing on rotting logs, as well as shelf fungi sprouting from trees. Trinity Lutheran Church parking lot. 2060 Sixth Ave. N, Long Lake, MN.

Morrell mushrooms

Medina Celebration Day, Saturday September 15, 4:00-8:00 P.M. This community event celebrates the history of Medina. Hamel Community Building and Hamel Legion Park, 3200 Mill Drive.


Friends of Wolsfeld Woods Annual Meeting, Thursday, Oct. 4 at 7:00 p.m. We will meet in the 1857 Wolsfeld log cabin. We encourage participation, and appreciate hearing members’ thoughts and suggestions. Medina City Hall, 2052 County Road 24, Medina, MN.

Fall Color Horseback Ride, Sunday October 7 at 2:00 p.m. If you have access to a horse, please join us for the annual fall ride through the woods. We will meet at Ellie Crosby’s for a leisurely ride over the best woods trails for horses. 1612 Willow Drive, Long Lake, MN.

Activities Enjoyed This Year of 2018

In January there was a sleigh ride through the woods and surrounding farm fields followed by hot chocolate at the Crosbys’.

Horse Drawn Sleigh

There was a spring ephemeral wildflower walk in May. Spring ephemerals bloom in that brief interval between the soil’s warming and the leafing of the dense tree canopy. A trained wildflower specialist helped us distinguish beautiful hidden blooms that often go unnoticed.

Bloodroot Plant

There was also a spring warbler bird walk in May. Master birders, Bill and Esther Marengo, conducted the annual spring warbler walk.

Singing Bird

Activities Calendar Last Updated: May 14, 2018