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2021 Calendar for Friends of Wolsfeld Woods

While many of our 2020 in-person walks were cancelled due to pandemic precautions, we hope to hold our 2021 activities in person. We will keep you informed of their status on the website and by email to members.

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.

As you go through Wolsfed Woods
Help preserve the site
Take nothing but photographs
Leave nothing but footprints

Autumn photos wanted!

As you wander through the woods this fall, 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.

Activities Enjoyed This Year of 2021

The Spring Ephemeral Wildflower Walk was 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.

The Spring Warbler Bird Walk was also in May. We brought our binoculars and bird books joining master birders, Bill and Esther Marengo, on Wolsfeld Woods’ annual spring warbler walk.

For the August Fall Warbler Walk, Bill and Esther Marengo helped to sort out these delightful winged visitors as they pass through Minnesota every fall.

During September, there was a Bat Walk with bat specialist Christine Petersen. In the twilight, through the woods, we learned more about these beneficial insect-eating machines.

Bat

Also in September was the Mushroom Walk. Mushroom expert Ed Joice helped us identify the many types of fall fungi growing on rotting logs, as well as shelf fungi sprouting from trees.

Mushroom
Image by Tyler R Pieper

In October we had the Friends of Wolsfeld Woods Annual Meeting and the Fall Color Horseback Ride. Those with horses joined us for the annual fall ride through the woods.

Fall Horseback Ride


Activities Calendar Last Updated: October 15, 2021