2019

May-June – Nancy’s artwork in a solo show at the UW Madison Arboretum's Steinhauer Trust Gallery.

Hikes: MayWetlands of the Bay Shore Blufflands, with Tracy Hames of Wisconsin Wetlands Association, for The Ridges’ Festival of Nature. June – Gibraltar 4th grade Vernal Wetland Field Trip, at our Blufflands property, with Door County Land Trust. June – Wild Adventure: Discovering Life in a Vernal Pond with Door County Land Trust.

June – Led a volunteer planting day for demonstration landscapes at Bay Shore Bluffflands Preserve for Door County Land Trust

June – Taught a workshop at The Clearing, Beloved Door County Native Plant Communities – a deep dive with art and science.

June – Screen printed on t-shirts in rainbow colors the Open Door Pride logo at Open Door Pride Fest.

2018

Led hikes/activities for Friends of Gibraltar Schools, Door County Land Trust, The Clearing's board of directors.

Dan Collins presented at Wild Words 2018, for Earth Day, Celebrating the Land and Waters of Door County

We taught a two-day workshop at The Clearing in Ellison Bay, WI - Landscapes of Place: Landscape Design with Art & Ecology.

2017

Co-taught with Darrel Morrison for New York Botanical Garden, a field course on native plant communities at Black Rock Forest.

Led wetlands hikes for The Ridges' Festival of Nature, Door County Land Trust, Climate Change Coalition of Door County, FOG, Friends of Gibraltar Schools, and Bjorklunden.

Moss Survey at Bay Shore Blufflands with bryologist Jamie Ferschginger. 29 mosses identified to species and a few more to genus. 

2016

Helped organize, led walks and presented at the Jens Jensen Landscapes Symposium at The Clearing.

Led wetlands hikes for The Ridges' Festival of Nature, Door County Land Trust, Climate Change Coalition of Door County, FOG, Friends of Gibraltar Schools, and Bjorklunden.

2015

Nancy presented keynote at UW Arboretum's 2015 Native Gardening Conference in Madison. 

Co-taught week-long field class for New York Botanical Garden at Black Rock Forest Consortium.

Led hikes for Natural Resources Foundation, Wisconsin Wetlands Association, Door County Land Trust, Friends of Gibraltar Schools, The Ridges and The Latitudes hiking group. 

Our landscape/art installation at About Sturgeon Bay in June at Popelka Trenchard Glass.

We spoke at Wisconsin Wetlands' 20th Anniversary Wetland Science Conference. Dan: Achieving balance and success in a wetland complex infested with one million stems of reed canary grass. Nancy: A twist for conservation plans: More doing and less planning, in the 1700-ha Bay Shore Blufflands SNA.

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