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

September at the our Lake Michigan beach means means more amazing 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! Saturday September 6 Mushroom Foray. Discover the variety of mushrooms that grow within the park. Join Charlotte Lukes to explore the major mushrooms groups. Learn how to field identify of mushrooms to their family groups. This program is for the serious and beginning mushroom enthusiast. Beginning in the nature center auditorium, follow Charlotte on a hike of discovery. Dress for the weather for this two hour program/hike. 9:00-11:00 a.m. Saturday, September

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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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News from our Neighbors: Happenings at Whitefish Dunes State Park

Naturalist Carolyn Rock sure keeps us hopping with activities! Here are the upcoming events at Whitefish Dunes State Park: Whitefish Dunes State Park Naturalist Events August 11, 2012 Hot, Hot Sun. Discover facts about the earth’s sun and explore different ways to take care of yourself when the sun is out. Meet at the amphitheater for this sunny activity. 1 – 2:00 pm August 12, 2012 Summer Flowers.  Take a gentle walk to discover flowers in bloom and their importance to the natural world. Begin at the nature center for this outdoor adventure. 10:00 am Shoreline Stroll.  Explore the changing shoreline and discover treasures the waves have left behind.  Meet

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10 Reasons to come to Door County for Mother’s Day…

What are you doing for Mother’s Day?  Here’s some ideas: 1.  Come to Door County. 2.  Take her on a relaxing retreat at Glidden Lodge Beach Resort. 3.  Get  a $40 dining certificate to Donny’s Glidden Lodge Restaurant and wine and roses in your room when you reserve a “Mother’s Day Package”. 4.  Take her to Saguaro’s Day Spa for some “special treatment”. 5.  Pick out a unique, one of a kind present found in many of the county’s specialty shops. 6.  Take her to one of the many flower shops to pick out a spring arrangement. 7.  Take her on a long drive through the county to enjoy all the blossems

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