Sugarloaf Cove Nature Center, 9096 W. Highway 61, Schroeder, offers these events. Donations appreciated. Go to for complete details.

  • Geology walks, 10 a.m. Sundays.

  • Bird banding demonstrations, 7 a.m. to noon Fridays.

  • Bird exploration adventure, 8-11 a.m. Thursday.

  • Photo scavenger hunt, 10 a.m. Saturday.

  • Life on the edge, 10 a.m. Aug. 31.

River Rovers Nature Playgroup, for ages 3-7, meets 10 a.m. to noon every Thursday through Aug. 29, Lake Superior Estuarium, located at 3 Marina Drive on Barker’s Island in Superior. Nature activities, crafts, games, snacks and stories are led by professional education staff and are provided free of charge. Parents or caretakers should attend with their children. No pre-registration is necessary and children can join for one week or the entire summer. Call Deanna Erickson, Lake Superior National Estuarine Research Reserve education coordinator, at (715) 399-4086.

North Country Trail Association's Brule-St. Croix Chapter group hikes offered at these locations. Go to, or email

  • 9 a.m. Aug. 31, Historic Brule-St. Croix Portage, 4 miles. Meet at KD's Restaurant in Solon Springs.

  • 9 a.m. Sept. 14, U.S. 53 to County M in Douglas County Wildlife Area, 5 miles. Meet at KD's Restaurant in Solon Springs.

  • Sept. 28, National Public Lands Day and North Country Trail Day celebration at St. Croix Lake Trailhead/Palmer's Landing. 10 a.m. canoe Upper St. Croix Lake, noon potluck picnic and 1 p.m. hike Brule Bog Boardwalk in the Brule Spillway State Natural Area, 5 miles. Co-sponsored with St. Croix River Association and Friends of the St. Croix Headwaters.

  • Oct. 5, MacQuarrie Wetlands, 5 miles. Meet at UW-Superior Yellowjacket Union at 9 a.m. or MacQuarrie Trailhead at 9:45 a.m. Co-sponsored by UW-Superior.