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Humans on the barrens: The wandering Arvid Lyons

We know for certain where Arvid Lyons lived out the end of his eventful life. And we know where he lies at rest in the Namekagon Barrens of northwestern Wisconsin. How and why he got there is a little more … Continue reading

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FNBWA Nature Walk – July 14th, 2018 – Free

On Saturday, July 14th, the Friends of Namekagon Barrens Wildlife Area is sponsoring a nature walk. Meet the leader, Mark Nupen between 8:30 and 9:00 am at the Friends clubhouse, 33174 Gomulak Fire Lane, Danbury, WI. Watch for red and … Continue reading

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June 30 FNBWA Barrens Nature Walk

Submitted by Mark Nupen, FNBWA President and Nature Walk Leader Thank you to all who attended. We had a great nature walk! We started at a favorite spot, which is the Forest Home School on St. Croix Trail road just … Continue reading

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Humans on the barrens: Clemens family, Clemens Creek

Concrete foundations of what likely were silos for hay on the homestead of William and Mary Clemens. At least three of us – Brian Finstad, Vern Drake and I – have poked around separately in recent weeks on what seems … Continue reading

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Humans on the barrens: Jim Anderson

Vern Drake and Dave Peters visited Jim Anderson on June 5, 2018, and he shared with us several documents, photos and his memory of his grandparents and other people who lived in the area around Little Sand Lake in the … Continue reading

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Annual open house

(Photo by Jerome McAllister.) The Friends of the Namekagon Barrens Wildlife Area held their annual open house June 9, 2018, a little earlier than in past years. We gathered as always at the cabin on Gomulak Fire Lane, but this … Continue reading

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South Unit Nature Walk–Lupines and Bogs

    The Friends of the Namekagon Barrens is leading a series of Nature Walks during the summer of 2018. The first was led by Gary Dunsmoor (above) on the morning of June 16. Gary has been a powerful advocate … Continue reading

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