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Pringle Nature Center Event: Geminids Meteor Shower Viewing

December 13, 2014

(262) 857-8008

Hours:

9 – 11 p.m.

At the peak, you can see up to 60 meteors per hour! There will be a short presentation before heading out with hot chocolate to watch.

  • Richard Bong State Recreation Area
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Richard Bong State Recreation Area program: GO Ice Fishing!

January 18, 2014 and January 25, 2014

(262) 878-5600

Hours:

9 – 11 a.m.

Bundle up and join the naturalist to learn the basics of how to ice fish safely and effectively then go out to try and catch a fish of your own!  All equipment provided.  All children must be accompanied by an adult.  

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Richard Bong State Recreation Area program: Celebrate the Solstice

December 21, 2013

(262) 878-5600

Hours:

10:30 – 11:30 a.m.

Enjoy a natural celebration at this busy time of year.  Learn how others have celebrated the return of the sun then hike and do some of your own celebrating.  Dress to be outside.

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Richard Bong State Recreation Area program: Search for Short-eared Owls

November 9, 2013

(262) 878-5600

Hours:

3:30 – 4:30 p.m.

We’re lucky to have this rare grassland predator visit for the winter.  Discover how their unique adaptations help them survive before we drive in search of them.

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Richard Bong State Recreation Area program: Waterfowl Watch

November 2, 2013

(262) 878-5600

Hours:

9 – 10 a.m.

Drop in to visit the naturalist at the Observation Platform to witness and identify a parade of migrant waterfowl as well as other birds. 

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Pringle Nature Center Event: Fall Fun Fest

September 20, 2014

(262) 857-8008

Hours:

11 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Come celebrate fall at Pringle! There’ll be hayrides, kid’s crafts, food, green vendors and more! Free admission; prices vary with activity.

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Pringle Nature Center Event: Perseids Meteor Shower Viewing

August 10, 2014

(262) 857-8008

Hours:

9:30 – 11 p.m.

Come watch the night sky for the Perseids. There will be a short presentation before heading out to watch the show. $5 general public. Please RSVP by August 9.

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Pringle Nature Center Event: Guided Snowshoe Hike

December 28, 2013

(262) 857-8008

Hours:

1 p.m.

Join a naturalist on a guided walk through Bristol Woods. If there isn’t enough snow, the gathered group will just go on a hike. $5 general public. Please RSVP by December 28.

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Richard Bong State Recreation program: Crane Watch

October 19, 2013

(262) 878-5600

Hours:

5 - 6 p.m.

Drop in to visit Tom Lajiness to watch for cranes as they come in to roost for the evening in the wildlife refuge.  Meet at the Observation Platform. Vehicle admission sticker: $7 per day, Wisconsin residents / $10 non-residents. Annual sticker also available. 

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Pike River Benefit Concert Series

June 27, 2014, July 25, 2014, August 8, 2014

The Pike River Benefit Concert Series is Hawthorn Hollow’s annual summer fundraising event. Come enjoy an evening of live music at Hawthorn Hollow’s outdoor amphitheater nestled along the Pike River.