Submitted by Ashley Goldbeck, Lead Naturalist, Friends of Willow River & Kinnickinnic State Parks, Inc

HUDSON, WI – The Friends of Willow River & Kinnickinnic State Park, Inc presents the following free events at Willow River State Park for the month of February:

Endangered and Invasive Species Trivia! - Saturday, February 9 from 1-2 p.m. Meet at the Nature Center. 

How well do you know the pests growing in your community, or the endangered species of our state? Many people are not aware that the purple clovers over-running their yards are actually an invasive species, or that the beautiful blue butterfly stopping for some nectar in their garden is actually an endangered species. Come find out how aware you are of WI invasive and endangered species with our fun and educational trivia game. There will be tasty treats and prizes for participants! Event is FREE to attend but vehicle admission into the park is required. Please call 715-386-9340 or email naturalist@willowkinnifriends.org for more information. This program is sponsored by the Friends of Willow River and Kinnickinnic State Park, Inc, the park's friends group.

Candlelight Ski! - Saturday, February 16 from 6-8:30 p.m. at the Nature Center.

Join the fun at Willow River's Nature Center for our annual candlelight ski event. Enjoy 2-3 miles of candlelit trails for skiing, hiking and snowshoeing. There will be bonfires and refreshments available. No pets allowed. Event is FREE to attend but vehicle admission into the park is required. Please call 715-386-5931 or email naturalist@willowkinnifriends.org for more information. This program is sponsored by the Friends of Willow River and Kinnickinnic State Park, Inc, the park's friends’ group.

Winter Geocaching! - Saturday, February 23 from 1-3 p.m. at the Nature Center.

Get outside this winter with this fun “treasure hunting” activity. Learn how to geocache and then come on an adventure to find some caches. Bring something that you can put back into the cache if you would like to take something out. We will have a limited number of GPS units for you to use. Event is FREE to attend but vehicle admission into the park is required. Please call 715-386-9340 or email naturalist@willwokinnifriends.org for more information. This program is sponsored by the Friends of Willow River and Kinnickinnic State Park, Inc, the park's friends group.