Expand your nature knowledge in November at Schmeeckle Reserve

Discover the roles of forest restoration, roots, trapping and woodpeckers in nature this November through programs at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point's Schmeeckle Reserve.

Taught by UW-Stevens Point students, the free programs meet at the reserve's Visitor Center, located at 2419 North Point Dr., Stevens Point, unless otherwise noted. For more information, call 715-346-4992 or go to www.uwsp.edu/cnr/schmeeckle. Dress for the weather, as most programs are outdoors.

November programs include:

  • Life and Death of a Forest: A Schmeeckle Story, Thursday, Nov. 1, 5-6 p.m. Learn more about the forest restoration project at the reserve's southern border. Meet at the intersection of Maria Drive and Michigan Avenue.

  • Trapping: Historic Practice, Timeless Value, Saturday, Nov. 10, 2:30-3:30 p.m. Join Trapper Chris on a journey back to a time when trappers provided for their families, then hear how trapping is still used today.

  • Wintering Woodpeckers, Saturday, Nov. 17, 1-2 p.m. Take a walk to look for woodpeckers and discover the clues they leave behind.

  • (RESCHEDULED) Know Your Roots, Tuesday, Nov. 27, 5:30-6:30 p.m. Explore the tangled underground world of plants and how roots help plants sense the world around them.

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