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News from our favorite naturalist: Whitefish Dunes State Park’s Carolyn Rock

Early summer is here and that means more programming from Whitefish Dunes State Park’s Carolyn Rock. The park is just a 3.5 mile hike down the beach from Glidden Lodge. Sound enticing? We think so too! Friday June 13 Spring along the Shore. Take a stroll to discover ancient life and geologic history among blooming flowers.  Search the rocky shore for hidden treasures.  We will be walking on uneven ground.  Dress for the weather; meet at the nature center for this rough terrain walk. 10:00 a.m. What about the Forest? Take a walk into the recent harvested areas of the park to understand beech bark disease. Learn about the American

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We invite you to come enjoy our Door County beachfront suites!

And now the upcoming outdoor activities from our favorite Wisconsin State Park: Whitefish Dunes State Park’s and our favorite naturalist: Carolyn Rock. Saturday May 31 Spring Exploration. Join Dale and Mary Goodner for an exploration of nature. Learn about the flora and fauna found along the rocky shores, forest floor and sunny openings. Gather for this meandering walk that is short in distance but full of discoveries. Walk begins at the Nature Center. 10:00 a.m. Spring in the Wetland. Have you seen the wetland in spring? Come discover the animals and plants that call the wetland home. Dip your net into a magical world. Dress for the weather and for

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News from our favorite naturalist: Whitefish Dunes State Park’s Carolyn Rock

Signs of spring from Whitefish Dunes State Park’s Carolyn Rock. The park is just a 3.5 mile hike down the beach from Glidden Lodge. Sound enticing? We think so too! Question:  Can you name this early spring flower? It generates its own heat to melt the snow around it. Answer: Skunk cabbage You’ll find this flower near swampy places poking up thought the snow. This plant can actually generate enough heat to melt the snow around it! The skunk cabbage blooms long before any other spring wildflower. It also looks very different from most other wildflowers. Instead of having petals, there is a single leaf-like looking sheath called a “spathe.”

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American Folklore Theatre announces 2014 Season

American Folklore Theatre’s 2014 Season features something old and something new. And all of these somethings will make fans of AFT very happy. From AFT’s website: AFT’s 2014 Summer Season, which runs June 11 through August 23, features a trio of fantastic shows playing in repertory. Each year over 35,000 devoted patrons enjoy a cozy night of comedy and musical theater under the stars at the AFT Amphitheatre in glorious Peninsula State Park Amphitheater, Fish Creek, WI. AFT introduces a new show featuring a set of musical twins: Word Premiere! Book & Lyrics by: Dave Hudson Music by: Colin Welford A Tuneful Tale of Tangled Twins Separated at birth, one

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From the Peninsula Pulse: 2014 PMF Subscriptions Now On Sale

From the Peninsula Pulse: The 2014 season of the Peninsula Music Festival is now available at their website. Check out the great music that Maestro Yampolsky and the Festival Orchestra will bring back to the peninsula.Subscriptions are on sale now. There are limited amounts of $100, $150 and $200 season subscriptions available for purchase for first time subscribers. That price includes a reserved seat for all nine concerts in the season.Single tickets will go on sale to the public on Feb. 3. Prices have not increased – tickets start at $30. Children and students are $10. Contact us today for your musical getaway this August: Phone: 920-746-3900 or 1-866-454-3336. Or

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Door County artists celebrate the change of seasons on the Door peninsula

Cooler temps and earlier sunrises mark the seasonal transition to fall on the Door peninsula. We do summer on the gorgeous shores of Lake Michigan, but for many fall is the season that speaks to them. Brilliant colors. Crisp, cool air. Leaves descending from the trees. The fall transition makes the arrival of cold winter winds a bit more bearable. To celebrate these beloved seasonal transitions, here are 4 artistic expressions of Door County in the fall by Door County artists past and present: 1) Norbert Blei, from Meditations on a Small Lake, Ellis Press, 2008, Illustrated, 112 pp. (Find this and other Blei titles at  Main Street Market in

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