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November 2021

Friends Board Meeting

November 9, 2021 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Finishing House

The Friends of MacKenzie Board of Directors meets on the 2nd Tuesday of each month.  All meetings are open, so feel free to join us if you’re interested.

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The Friends 2022 Calendar is here!

November 13, 2021 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

http://friendsofmackenzie.org/product/2022-calendar/

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December 2021

Friends Board Meeting

December 14, 2021 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Finishing House

The Friends of MacKenzie Board of Directors meets on the 2nd Tuesday of each month.  All meetings are open, so feel free to join us if you’re interested.

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January 2022

Wolf Moon Hike

January 15 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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 weather. Please park in the Badger Den Parking Lot and meet a naturalist there promptly at 5:30 p.m. If there is excessive wind, snow, or…

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Friends of MacKenzie Annual Meeting

January 20 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
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.

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February 2022

Candlelight Snowshoe Hike

February 4 @ 4:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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 excessive wind, snow, or ice, these events may be canceled.

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Tracks and Scat Hike

February 25 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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 at 2 p.m. If there is excessive wind, snow, or ice, these events may be canceled.

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April 2022

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

April 2 @ 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
The MacKenzie Center, W7303 County Highway CS
Poynette, 53955 United States
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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 or shine and all ages are welcome. *Please note that we will NOT be holding a pancake breakfast in conjunction with the festival this year.…

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May 2022

Spring Birding

May 13 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
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! Also, feel free to bring your own birding equipment, although we will have binoculars and field guides available. Please park and meet naturalists at the…

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Nature in Miniature

May 28 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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 prepared to dig in the dirt. Please park and meet naturalists in the Badger Den parking lot.

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