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Where the Deer and the Antelope…

Well OK, so no antelope, but we do have deer! These two were visiting early in the morning and on this day they stopped by for an afternoon snack. They tolerated me standing outside by the house long...

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Hike The Ridges Sanctuary

The Ridges Sanctuary is named for a series of 30 ridges and swales formed by the movement of Lake Michigan over the past 1400 years. This topography provides a wide range of environmental conditions...

Experience The Scenic Beauty Of The Niagara Escarpment

We relaxed and enjoyed the view at Porte des Morts park at the north end of Door County. The cliff comprises a part of the Niagara Escarpment. The escarpment stretches over 430 miles from Wisconsin...

Cana Island Lighthouse

Cana Island Light house was built in 1869, You can walk or ride a haywagon to the the island and visit the home of the lighthouse keeper and his family. This time the tower was open and we...

Butterflies and Blooms

Almost 100 species of butterflies can be found in Door county. A couple of species were flying around The Refuge last week; the Red Admiral and the Northern Crescent. Red Admirals are highly adaptable...

Spring Wild Flowers

Throughout May and June wildflowers may be found along many park trails.  On our last trip we found forget me nots, trillium and wild strawberry.  Yellow slipper orchids are abundant at The...

Door County Cherries

Door County is home to over 2000 acres of cherry trees!  The trees start to bloom in mid-May in southern Door county and work their way north over a week or two. Cherries are ready for picking in...

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