Wolf Moon Hike

Badger Den

Wolf Moon Hike: 5:30-7:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 15, 2022 Come experience the natural world under the glow of the first full moon of the year called the “Wolf Moon.” We will hike through our restored prairies, practice our observation skills and warm ourselves by the campfire. Bring your own hot beverages and dress for the ... Read More

Friends of MacKenzie Annual Meeting

Lodge

Please join us to review 2021 and elect board members.  This is also a perfect time to renew your membership.  Social gathering at 5:30 pm at the Lodge, dinner and meeting to follow.  Please check back to see if there are any changes due to COVID or weather.

Candlelight Snowshoe Hike

Lodge

Candlelight Snowshoe Hike: Drop-in from 4:30-7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 4, 2022 Join us at the MacKenzie Center for a fun Friday night of hiking and snowshoeing on our illuminated path. A limited number of snowshoes are available to borrow, or you can bring your own! Please park in the Lodge parking lot. If there is ... Read More

Tracks and Scat Hike

Lodge

Tracks and Scat: 2-3:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 25, 2022 Which wild critters have been active this winter at MacKenzie Center? Let’s learn together as we explore and identify tracks and scat using MacKenzie’s educational materials on a guided hike. Remember to dress for the weather. Please park and meet naturalists in the Lodge parking lot ... Read More

MacKenzie Maple Festival Saturday, April 2, 2022, 8 am – 2 pm

The MacKenzie Center W7303 County Highway CS, Poynette

Celebrate Spring! Come learn about past and present maple sugaring practices. Drop in for a little while or stay all day! Event is free (other than food purchases). Lots of spring maple activities throughout the day (8am -2pm). Live music, horse drawn wagon rides, interpretative displays, scavenger hunt, ice cream, and more!  Event is rain ... Read More

Spring Birding

Badger Den

Spring Birding: 9 a.m.-11 a.m., Friday, May 13, 2022 It’s that time of year when many songbirds are back in Wisconsin, making their nests and singing their songs. Join Naturalists as we hike around the property to observe these feathered friends. We’ll be visiting the forest, pond and prairie, so bring comfortable shoes for hiking! ... Read More

Nature in Miniature

Badger Den

Nature in Miniature: 10 a.m.-noon, Saturday, May 28, 2022 Have you ever wondered what life is like for an ant? Let’s shrink down together to discover the microworld! We’ll be exploring the patterns we notice in nature, turning over rocks to find critters and examining how beetles, worms and fungi help recycle the trees. Be ... Read More

Nature Journaling Workshop, August 17, 9 am – noon

The MacKenzie Center W7303 County Highway CS, Poynette

Nature Journaling Workshop: 9 a.m. - noon, Wednesday, Aug. 17 This free workshop will give you the basic knowledge needed to create your own nature journal. You don’t need to be an expert to enjoy nature, but a journal helps you keep track of what you’ve seen and learned. Feel free to bring your own notebooks, pencils ... Read More

Early Birding Hike, August 27, 7-9 am

The MacKenzie Center W7303 County Highway CS, Poynette

Early Birding Hike: 7 - 9 a.m., Saturday, Aug. 27 Birds are out and about! Let’s catch a glimpse of these feathered friends bright and early as we meander the South Trails. Please bring any of your own birding equipment, although we will provide field guides and binoculars. Meet Naturalists at the South Trails parking lot for ... Read More

Knitting Get-together

Lodge

This get-together is designed for anyone working on a handmade fiber creation (knit or crochet) to craft together in the MacKenzie Lodge.  We encourage participants to bring their own supplies, although we will have a small amount of yarn, knitting needles and patterns available.  Join us by the fireplace, bring your own warm beverage and ... Read More