September 18: Accessible Bird Event in Ashland

Join Upham Woods and other Extension staff at the Northern Great Lakes Visitor Center in Ashland Wisconsin on September 18th for a free bird-focused day. We welcome people of all ages and ability levels to attend this accessible event. Explore the trails at your own pace or join a guided activity. These activities are designed with access in mind, but if you would like to request additional accommodations, please email Rachael at at least 10 days before the event.

Timeline of the Event:

  • 11-12:30 pm: Outdoor guided bird exploration around the Northern Great Lakes Visitor Center. This guided bird hike will stay on trails and focus on identifying birds both by sight and by sound. Instructors will provide walking sticks, portable seating, and binoculars, and will stick to trails near buildings/restrooms for folks who need a break. There will also be a naturalist stationed near benches/camp chairs for folks who would like to watch birds while stationary.
  • 1:30-3 pm: Bird sensory exploration. Spend time exploring birds with different senses. Spend time exploring birds with different senses and at your own pace. There will be bird artifacts, like feathers and skulls, to touch, ipads to listen to bird sounds, and binoculars for sight. Separate quiet spaces are available as needed.


The Northern Great Lakes Visitor Center is located at 29270 County Highway G, Ashland, WI 54806.


If you would like to volunteer at this event, please email

This free event was made possible through the support of the UW-Madison Dean’s Innovation Grant, Upham Woods, Wisconsin Master Naturalists, the Community Development Institute, Northern Great Lakes Visitor Center, and the Office of Access, Inclusion and Compliance.

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