2023 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 or COVID conditions may result in cancellations.

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

Photos wanted!

As you wander through the woods, bring your camera along -- and be on the lookout for beautiful mature hardwoods, animals, birds and flowers. We'll post them on our Web site along with credits - please send in digital format to: stephaniechapman763@gmail.com.


Fall Color Horseback Ride, Sunday October 8 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.

Friends of Wolsfeld Woods Annual Meeting, Wednesday, Oct. 11 at 7 p.m. We encourage participation, and appreciate hearing members’ thoughts and suggestions. We will meet at West Hennepin History Center. 1952 W. Wayzata Blvd, Long Lake, MN.

Activities Enjoyed This Year of 2023

Making Maple Syrup We watched the art of turning maple sap into syrup at Ellie Crosby’s, just as the Wolsfeld family once did. This included enjoying a scoop of vanilla ice cream drizzled with maple syrup.

Making Maple Syrup

Spring Ephemeral Wildflower Walk Spring ephemerals bloom in that brief interval between the soil’s warming and the leafing of the dense tree canopy. Sue Galloway, a trained wildflower specialist, helped us distinguish beautiful hidden blooms that often go unnoticed.

Wild Flower
Photo by Andrew Dainelson

Spring Warbler Bird Walk We brought our binoculars and bird books and joined master birders, Bill and Esther Marengo, on Wolsfeld Woods’ annual spring warbler walk.

Fall Warbler Walk Warblers were found to be plentiful during this fall’s migration. Bill and Esther Marengo were back to help sort out these delightful winged visitors as they passed through Minnesota.

Chestnut Sided Warbler Bird
Photo by Susan Hartley

Mushroom Walk A mushroom expert helped us to identify the many types of fall fungi growing on rotting logs, as well as shelf fungi sprouting from trees.

Photo by Andrew Dainelson

Activities Calendar Last Updated: September 17, 2023