Celebrating Solstice with CSA
The CSA motherhouse welcomed 42 visitors for a Winter Solstice Celebration in partnership with Glacial Lakes Conservancy. Hailing from five different Wisconsin counties—Sheboygan, Manitowoc, Calumet, Milwaukee, and Fond du Lac—and a few visitors from Japan, the attendees celebrated the shortest night by exploring the CSA's conservation easement with GLC Volunteer Naturalist David Kuckuk.
Together the group learned about the gaits of "bounders" and "pacers,"
differentiated the tracks of buck and doe deer, identified native trees without the benefit of leaves,
and explored the tunnel of North America's tiniest carnivorous mammal—the shrew.
Back inside, sweet treats and hot cocoa helped everyone warm up in anticipation of sunset. While they waited, they could learn more about different conifer cones and owl pellets or just enjoy the company of others who appreciate and value Earth. GLC Director Jennifer Rutten and Willow Creek Preserve Project Manager Isabel Mueller offered remarks and Sister Janet Ahler marked the end of the event with a special prayer.
Want to visit the CSA property?
CSA property is privately owned. Our solar site is open for public viewing any day of the week from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. We request that visitors stop at the main entrance to sign-in or call 920-907-2300 prior to touring the array. Tours of the remaining portions of our conservation easement must be scheduled in advance using that same phone number.