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Left: Hardy Gallery, Ephriam; Middle: Golden-Winged Warbler; Right: Cabin Room Bed.

The winter snow has melted revealing the first sprouts of spring bulbs. A sighting of spring bulbs never fails to lift our spirits and chase the winter season away. The Sea Chest Room is temporarily unavailable while we convert the former galley kitchen to a full kitchen. We hope to reopen the room in June. Summer Sea Chest guests will be able to cook their own meals with lovely locally grown ingredients from Door County farms and markets. This year we are pleased to welcome a new neighbor. The Door County Coffee Lab and Isley Coffee Roasters will begin roasting and serving coffee in May. The Coffee Lab is located a few steps from the Lodgings in the nearby Church Street Market. Across from the Village Hall, the owners of the Chef's Hat restaurant are busy with preparations to reopen for the season. We all look forward to welcoming you back to Ephraim in the near future.

Springtime is an excellent time to observe the birds of Door County—especially the migratory birds who are returning from their winter habitats. Patience and time spent sitting and waiting are important to the successful sighting of birds. Any peaceful spot is a good place to watch for robins, mourning doves, purple finches, warblers, sparrows, sandhill cranes, and many other lovely feathered friends. If you choose a birdwatching hike, you might be treated to a sighting of the Door's year round residents—the "North Bay" conspiracy of ravens. These ravens fly mid-forest talking “back and forth" to each other as they travel the woods along the shoreline.

Door County abounds in parks—state, county, village and town. All are excellent places to observe the birds of springtime. The county is home to the Ridges Sanctuary, a 1,600-acre wildflower preserve and bird area in Baileys Harbor and to the Open Door Bird Sanctuary in Jacksonport where owls and raptors are featured birds. Bird-counting is a favorite Door County passtime. The county's "Great Backyard Bird Count" is held every February. You can join in on other fun activities by checking the monthly calendar at the Ridges.

Enjoy the seasons at the Lodgings. The Lodgings at Pioneer Lane is nestled in the heart of
Ephraim— Door County's most picturesque vacation destination—the perfect setting for a romantic
getaway anytime of the year. Rooms and Rates

lodgingsatpioneerlane@gmail.com 800.588.3565 or 920.854.7656
9998 Pioneer Lane, Ephraim WI 54211