Wisconsin has some awesome State Natural Areas!
Ableman's Gorge is tucked into the hills around Rock Springs. It's a good place to see geology, flora, and birds!
Join Scott Weber for a guided hike up the trail.
Each year we meet to discuss what the focus of the next event will be. It can be a challenging discussion, sometimes it's easy to decide, sometimes it takes a bit of thinking and exploring. Always, our goal is to provide you with an interesting subject that will help you better understand the issue and give you some ideas on how you can help out.
We are happy to let you know that this year we've settled on Bees and Birds, but not just any bees, specifically on native bees and the other pollinators that live in our yards, fields and parks.
These hard working insects are the way we get some of the food we love to eat.
You've probably heard about honeybees being challenged. Maybe not so much about native bees.
You are invited to join us at Sauk County Earth Day Celebration to explore our native pollinators!
Make Something Fun!
For several years now, the Devil's Lake State Park Nature Center has been our Kid's Corner Partner. They help us create a place where children (of all ages) can learn by exploring exciting activities. We believe that all of us learn, and retain, new ideas when a little bit of hands-on-work is involved. Creating something helps us remember!
For 2018, with the focus on native pollinators, the Kid's Corner activities will include:
- creating homes for native bees
- learning what kinds of plants native bees need to gather pollen
- what other kinds of things you need to do in your back yard to help the bees flourish
- solar bugs (some assembly remains for the children to finish)
Thank you to the Devil's Lake State Park Nature Center for being a Sauk County Earth Day Partner!
Do you love homemade soaps?
For fifteen years, Ann Dyer and her family have been making soaps, salves and bug spray in Baraboo. This year she is joining our Earth Day Celebration event for the first time. We encourage you to stop by her display, learn about the process of making soap, and maybe even take some of her products home.
Sauk County Earth Day Celebration will be in Rock Springs at the Community Center on Sunday, April 22nd from 9 am until 3 pm.