Last Saturday Woodland Dunes Nature Center in Two Rivers hosted their annual Owl Fest. People got up close to a variety of owls, mainly the saw-whet owl. The small saw-whet owls are captured the night before banded and released the next day.
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After the tour last Saturday, October 10, 2009, I will no longer take my clean water for granted. A $5.2 million upgrade and retrofit over the past two years ensures the plant is operating at high efficiencies with energy costs savings to boot!
A woodcarving display, by local artist Jes, will be on display through the end of August.
While in the library to check out some books, videos, magazines, books on tape, music, use our WiFi Internet connection, or use one of our Internet computers, be sure to check out this display of unique wood carvings.
Or, if you are in the library to check out the woodcarvings by Jes - check out all the items listed above!
Friends of Mariners Trail are pleased to announce the fourth annual Mariners Trail-a-Thon, Fun Run, and Trailgate Party. Please join us along with the Two Rivers and Manitowoc Park and Recreation Departments and the Manitowoc County Track Club as we present nearly a morning full of activities, including a walk along the shores of Lake Michigan, a 5-mile Fun Run also along the Lake, a radio auction of great items that were donated by local businesses, and a family Trailgate party hosted by the Recreation Departments. Enjoy games, prizes, food and refreshments along the jewel of the lakeshore - Mariners Trail.
Last year, we had a great day along Mariners Trail. We had more than 100 walkers, had a great radio auction, made more people aware of the trail, and raised several thousand dollars, with every dollar going back into Mariners Trail improvements. A huge THANK YOU goes out to our walkers, volunteers, sponsors, and the Two Rivers and Manitowoc Parks and Recreation Departments.
Woodland Dunes is an oasis of marshland, swamps, sandy fields and meadows and wooded ridges between Manitowoc and Two Rivers, Wisconsin.
Woodland Dunes is located in a "tension zone" between two distinct areas of natural growth. Both northern and southern species of plants and birds are found here.
Located between two busy cities, this floodplain, wetland and dune-ridge area forms a green island of shrubs, grassy glades, and trees that provide a haven for wildlife...and for people.
Step beyond the cities, only a few blocks away, and enter an almost timeless environment while hiking our nature trails. Enjoy the sight of waxy, yellow buttercups, hear the clear,whistled notes of an oriole, feel the swish of the wind through the hemlocks or feel the soft breast feathers of a bluebird at the bird banding station.