Foraging and Exploring

There is so much to see and do in the great outdoors of Burnett County.  Several hiking trails can be found along the St. Croix River in the Governor Knowles State Forest and more public lands such as Crex Meadows State Wildlife Area and the Burnett County Forest provide miles and miles or roads and trails to explore.  I try to get out as often as I can to explore for flowers, birds, mushrooms and more.  Every so often I leave Burnett County to explore other wild places.

Online Mapping Tools Aid in Exploration


Venture Down To The River

Paint Mine Road Before The Bloom

Spring birding at Crex Meadows

Spring Ephemeral Wildflowers

The Perfect Flower Family


Wild Blueberries

June Prairie Wildflowers

Orange You Glad I Didn’t Say Banana?

Time Marches On…

Harvesting Hazelnuts

Harvesting Wild Rice


The County Forest


Sax-Zim Bog

Snowshoeing Folly

Highway 70 Landing

The Tree That I Love

A winter’s morning drive through Crex Meadows