2022 Calendar for Friends of Wolsfeld Woods

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

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

Spring photos wanted!

As you wander through the woods this spring, 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.


Frog Walk, Friday, May 6, 7:30 p.m. Liz Weir will be leading the walk, and lets us hear a tape of different amphibian calls before we set off to listen to wood frogs, tree frogs, spring peepers and salamanders in the woods. Trinity Lutheran Church parking lot, 2060 Sixth Ave N, Long Lake, MN.

Frog or Toad

Spring Ephemeral Wildflower Walk, with Sue Galloway, RESCHEDULED TO Sunday, May 15, 1:00 p.m. Spring ephemerals bloom in that brief interval between the soil’s warming and the leafing of the dense tree canopy. A trained wildflower specialist will help us distinguish beautiful hidden blooms that often go unnoticed. Trinity Lutheran Church parking lot, 2060 Sixth Avenue North, Long Lake, MN.

Rue Anemone Plant

Spring Warbler Bird Walk, Saturday, May 14, 8:00 a.m. Bring your binoculars and bird books and join master birders, Bill and Esther Marengo, on Wolsfeld Woods’ annual spring warbler walk. We predict that Bill and Esther will find warblers for you to see and hear. Trinity Lutheran Church parking lot, 2060 Sixth Avenue North, Long Lake, MN.

Singing Bird


Ecology Walk, Saturday, June 11, 2 p.m. Lee Freilichn is Director UM Center for Forest Ecology and will guide this walk. Trinity Lutheran Church parking lot, 2060 Sixth Ave. N, Long Lake, MN.

Aspen Trees


Fall Warbler Walk, Saturday, August 27, 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.

Warbler Bird


Friends of Wolsfeld Woods Annual Meeting, Thursday, October 6, 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 9 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 2022

Sleigh Ride with Lisa Ringer. We dressed warmly and brought children and grandchildren for the annual horse-drawn sleigh ride through the woods and surrounding farm fields, followed by hot chocolate at Ellie Crosby’s.

Horse Drawn Sleigh

Activities Calendar Last Updated: May 4, 2022