Other Education Programs

Wild Fungi Foraging & Other Wild Edibles wild fungi forage with monarch

Saturday, September 24th at 1:00pm

An introductory class teaching the elements of regional autumn mushroom foraging from expert Kimberly Jones. We will cover the basics of ethical foraging, safety precautions, proper identification & research tools, collection procedures, as well as processing & storage. Also discussed will be how to pack a prepared trail bag and tips for planning a foray day. Emphasis will be on autumn seasonal fungi.
A half hour will be spent touching on this information in the classroom followed by a half hour hike where we will venture on the trail to discuss mushroom habitats while we seek out some fungal finds. If you wish to attend the hike, please bring appropriate outdoor clothing.
This program is now full. Thank you for your interest. This program is run by donation and is sponsored by the Friends of Ledge View Nature Center

Fall Fotrees with orange and red fall leavesrest Frolic

Saturday, October 1st @ 10:00am


Follow a naturalist for a hike in the woods to look for signs of fall. As the leaves begin to change and the temperature begins to cool, the animals and the plants alter the ways that they interact with us and with the world around them – our naturalist will discuss just how they do it! Be sure to dress for the weather. Pre-registration required. $4.00 per person. Please sign up here.

Lichen Hikin’ 

Saturday, October 15th @ 10:00amlichens on a tree trunk

Do you want to learn more about the wonderful world of fungi? Lichens are one of the most unique and fascinating symbiotic organisms that grow ALL AROUND US, but these small wonders are often overlooked. 

This family-friendly, naturalist-led program features an indoor presentation, followed by an outdoor hike, where you will learn where to find and identify some of the lichens found along the trails here at Ledge View! 

Pre-registration required, $4 per person. Please sign up here.

Trick ‘r Treat Woods Walk

Sunday, October 30th 

5:30-7:30pm

A different kind of Halloween experience… Don your costumes (optional), have candy buckets ready, and switch on your thinking caps for this wiz-kid’s wander through the woods.

Follow a map along lantern-lit trails, and discover some fun Wisconsin animals along the way. These chatty animals will share with you some of their survival secrets and then pose a trivia question! answer correctly and get a piece of candy. Hit all of the critter stops to fill up your candy bucket! 

The program allows families to walk at their own pace and will be educational and fun.

Children must be accompanied by an adult. Pre-registration is required, $5.00 per child. Please sign up here.