Periodic Post - April 2014

Post date: Apr 12, 2014 5:15:10 PM

April is the beginning of spring events and the ending of winter events, plus or minus the vagaries of nature – like this winter. Below are some of my favorite photos of the barrens during the winter and spring seasons.

The Namekagon Barrens is a beautiful place to visit, however it is not always obvious. You do need to step out of the car, or off the ATV or snowmobile to see what it is there is to see there. View the sharp-tailed mating dance from the comfort of the Namekagon Barrens blinds! To reserve your spot, sign up for a viewing time. The dance is a sight like few other spectacles in nature. You won’t be disappointed! Soon the gorgeous Pasque flower (Pulsatilla) will pop out of spring’s seemingly dull, brown earth. The humble Pasque flower announces a parade of color that continues on the barrens for the rest of the summer.

In the future we’ll post regular updates of things currently viewable on the barrens – things we think you might like to see firsthand. Updates will be posted to both our website,, and our Facebook page. We encourage you to send suggestions and pictures that you’d like us to use to share your barrens stories. Please keep in touch. Thank you!

Mark Nupen, President

Friends of the Namekagon Barrens Wildlife Area

Facebook: Easy as 1-2-3

1) Create a personal Facebook account and/or login to Facebook, 2) Type 'Namekagon Barrens' in the search bar at the top of the Facebook page, 3) Once you find the FNBWA Facebook page, be sure to 'like' us so you’re notified of our regular updates.