Celebrating 30 Years
Winter birding trips
Winter revelations: Wisconsin’s state natural areas during the barer months
By Josh Mayer The frozen depths of winter do not put a damper on my explorations of our great state’s natural areas. In fact, the effects of the climate provide opportunities for new adventures and new perspectives on SNAs that I have already visited, in some cases, multiple times. Many people are familiar with Parfrey’s Glen, a picturesque sandstone gorge cut into the Baraboo Hills that was designated as Wisconsin’s first SNA in 1952. Found within Devil’s Lake State Park, the glen is often a busy place during the warmer months, with limited parking for visitors. For a
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