Sat, May 27|
35. Exploring the Three Springs Nature Preserve
Join Marilyn Hansotia for a moderate walk through forests with a history of logging, retired farm fields and coastal marshes at the Door County Land Trust’s Three Springs Nature Preserve.
Time & Location
May 27, 2023, 9:00 AM – 11:30 AM
Door County, 10442 3 Springs Rd, Sister Bay, WI 54234, USA
About the event
Join us for a moderate walk through forests with a history of logging, retired farm fields and coastal marshes at the Door County Land Trust’s Three Springs Nature Preserve. You will learn why this critical habitat is part of one of the most highly ranked conservation corridors on the Great Lakes. Three Springs Nature Preserve is a parcel in a grand landscape that encompasses 17,000 acres along coastal Lake Michigan. Numerous cold-water springs meander through this property and give this 515-acre preserve its name. But more importantly, it provides critical habitat for a number of endangered and threatened species such as the Hine’s emerald dragonfly, dwarf lake iris and a summer maternity roost for hundreds of little brown bats. Three Springs Nature Preserve’s undeveloped stretch of Lake Michigan shoreline is home to uncommon birds, such as Bald Eagles, and its streams that empty into North Bay are critical spawning areas for fish species, including the locally famous whitefish. Suitable for ages 12 and up.