On Sunday September 8th, Upham Woods was proud to host Fall Fever; a public, free event for families to get excited about the beauty of early autumn. Almost 40 community members from the surrounding Wisconsin Dells area attended Fall Fever. After the participants arrived, they loaded up the uniquely designed barge (2 row boats put together) and paddled themselves over to our 200-acre State Natural Area, Blackhawk Island. The participants were guided around the outer loop of trails by a naturalist team who interpreted the cultural and natural history of the island. The youngest hikers were thrilled to find many kinds of mushrooms! They also stopped at Upham Cave to explore with scientific tools and wrote stories about their discoveries. They saw many slugs, rocks, moss, and maple leaves just starting to turn red. Thank you, to all who attended, and we hope to see you again! Keep an eye on our website or social media pages for more interactive, public events coming soon!