Have you wanted to visit some of the land within the Ephraim Swamp that has been acquired recently to protect its wetlands, woodlands, plants and animals, but you needed a knowledgeable guide? Here’s your chance.
On July 31, 10 am – 12 pm, Lee Frelich, director of the University of Minnesota’s Center for Forest Ecology (and a part-time Door County resident), will lead a hike and discuss the ecology of the swamp and the alterations we can expect as our climate continues to change. The field trip with Frelich and Chuck Lauter, a longtime neighbor of this special natural area, is a fundraiser for the Climate Change Coalition of Door County. The cost is $40, and the outing will be limited to eight people.
To register, contact Nicole Matson at 715.330.4660 or [email protected]. Participants will meet at the Land Trust easement, 3052 Gibraltar Road in Fish Creek.
Matson describes the swamp as a rare coastal wetland bound on three sides by the Niagara Escarpment and upland landscapes. The land and swamp help to protect the quality of water flowing into Eagle Harbor, and they are home to many uncommon plants and animals.