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Lily Lake Wildlife Walk
August 23 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am
The Amana Colonies area is rich in relatively undisturbed wild areas and wildlife viewing, historical and cultural sites. I believe in hands-on experiences and encourage visitors to walk with me on this adventure. As a naturalist for 30 years and have worked in Federal, State and County positions working with the public as an interpreter and guide. I now own my own business at our small farm where we have restored a 4 acre site including a pond, prairie and woodland. I am flexible in my presentation for all age groups and can accommodate small groups and families.
We will explore the east side of the Lily Lake, watch for waterfowl, mammals and other wildlife. We will meet at the Lily Lake parking lot. If you would like to borrow a pair of binoculars, let me know. Our walk will be on a paved bike trail and will be an easy stroll. Along the way, we will talk about the ecology and plants of the Lily Lake as part of Amana and Native American history. A visit to the Mill Race and its bridges offer an insight to historical Amana. Between the Lily Lake and the millrace, we will look for wildlife and do some birdwatching and return to the parking lot.
I will provide binoculars and bird guides. Visitors should wear appropriate seasonal clothing, good walking shoes, sunscreen. They will need to bring water. Families can bring strollers for children. This is a great, easy walk for families and for those looking for an outdoor historical experience in Amana.