Category Archives: Field Trips

A field trip of prehistoric proportions

By Susan Hoffert, Foundation member Chequamegon Bay (pronounce it like you’re saying “she warm again” without the “R”) is one of my favorite spots in Wisconsin. As an obsessed birder, I have visited often in pursuit of piping plovers, golden eagles and blackburnian warblers. On a cool day in late May, however, my objective was not feathered, but finned. Well, maybe a more accurate description is “armored.” I pulled up to a small park in...

Seeking spruce grouse

By Sunil Gopalan, guest blogger and Foundation member I had been eyeing the NRF field trip to seek out the elusive spruce grouse since I first heard of it being offered last year. The spruce grouse is one of those secretive species that makes you work for it and even then, it is mostly sighted along roadways picking at grit. The field trip offered a chance to find the bird displaying in its breeding regal...

You have field trip questions. Our field trip coordinator extraordinaire has answers.

Christine Tanzer has been coordinating the Foundation’s field trip program for 17 years. Under her leadership, the program has expanded from 30 trips to 151 this year. Christine pored through her e-mails from field trip participants like you to develop this list of great questions—and helpful answers. Dear Christine: My favorite trips seem to sell out so quickly. Can’t you just offer more sessions? We know that several great trips can fill within minutes; it’s...

And the winners of the 2nd annual field trip photo contest are…

Thanks to all of our field trip participants who submitted their beautiful images to our second annual field trip photo contest! The submissions capture some of the best moments of the field trip season and show off Wisconsin’s diverse wildlife and wild lands. The winners and runners-up below submitted photos that were particularly captivating, either in their approach to framing the photo’s subject or in helping tell a story about the unique experiences our field...