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Blueberries on the Barrens Picnic

July 15, 2023 @ 8:30 am - 3:00 pm

The Friends of the Namekagon Barrens Wildlife Area and the Wisconsin Sharp-tailed Grouse Society on Saturday, July 15 are hosting a “Blueberries on the Barrens” picnic for members, neighbors, and the public. Scouting for blueberries will start at 8:30 a.m. at the Namekagon Barrens picnic shelter and cabin (located in northeastern Burnett County at 33174 Gomulak Fire Lane, Danbury). Friends group members will be there to provide maps and directions to nearby wild berry patches.

Because of dry weather this spring, there are some berries, but likely not as plentiful as in recent years.
Keep in mind that blueberries are very weather dependent and abundance can vary substantially from year to year.

A program will start at 11 a.m., followed by a free-will donation lunch with burgers, brats and beverages. The program will include presentations on the Northwest Sands Auto Tour, Board Member Dave Peters’ recently-released book about the Barrens titled “Sand and Fire,” and DNR representatives speaking about management for Sharp-tailed Grouse and barrens habitat. There will also be displays, door prizes, and a silent action.

Come for a fun time and a chance to see the beauty of the Barrens as many wildflowers are in bloom. Current COVID protocols will be followed. If you have questions contact Kathy Bartilson at 715-520-2984 or Check out the Friends of the Namekagon Barrens Wildlife Area website at and the Wisconsin Sharp-tailed Grouse Society site at for more information about these groups and this amazing state wildlife area.


July 15, 2023
8:30 am - 3:00 pm
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Namekagon Barrens Wildlife Area
33174 Gomulak Fire Lane
Danbury,WI54830United States
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