GUIDED TOUR OF CARPENTER NATURE CENTER’S WISCONSIN CAMPUS

Sunday, July 10, 2016, arrive 10:15 am for 10:30 am to 12:30 pm tour   300 E. Cove Road, Hudson, WI    Click for a Map
Come up the long driveway and park at the little building and port-a-potties.

Jyneen Thatcher will be our field guide. Jen Vieth, Executive Director of Carpenter Nature Center, will be our host. The savanna loop we’ll follow is about 2 miles long, with a gradual downhill and a slightly steeper uphill. Mowed trails, but not graveled. Expect some excursions off-trail to investigate blooming plants, but we’ll stay within a short distance if you prefer to remain on the trail.  There is a bench at the top of the climb. 

It’s easy to take 2 hours to walk the distance. If you want to skip the major part of the hike, you can still walk out to the edge of the bowl, where you can watch the group make the tour, and enjoy viewing the savanna in the distance. The silhouetted oaks are impressive. We’re not sure if there is a bench at that point, but we will have several collapsible chairs available and we’ll scout it out before you arrive.  It’s a great spot to watch for birds. Loaner walking sticks will be available. Bring good footwear for the trail, insect repellent, and water.

PLAN TO JOIN US FOR LUNCH ON THE WAY HOME

Join us for lunch at Azul Tequila Mexican restaurant, 2421 Hanley Rd in Hudson. Click for a MapOn the way back to highway 94 on Carmichael Road, turn left at Hanley. The restaurant is then on your right through the parking lot.