Gift Shop

Welcome to the WWOA Gift Shop! We offer a variety of woodland related Zdanovecs & shop 2011products to help you learn more about your woods.  Our field guides, books, playing cards, caps, and clothing are recommended and selected by fellow WWOA members.  100% of the proceeds support WWOA programs!

To place an order print out the Order Form , complete the form, and mail it to the address provided. You will receive your order in about 2 weeks. Any questions may be directed to Marlene and Jim Zdanovec at 920-233-1948 or

A few of our featured items are displayed below. Click on images for enlarged detail. Our complete list of items can be found on the order form.

Not seeing something you’d like to see? Let us know! We are always looking for new ideas and feedback. If you’re interested in joining the Gift Shop Committee, contact the volunteer coordinator at or 715-346-4798.




img_1106compressedCreating Tomorrow’s Woodlands Today T-Shirts

Round Neckline (Men’s):

S-XL $8.00 + &6.00 S&H

V Neck (Ladies’):

M-L $10.00 or XXL $12.50 +$6.00 S&H





img_1101compressed20″ Duffel Bag

Available in black with blue stripe or camo

$20.00 + $8.50 S&H






Playing Cards of the Midwest

Available in: Mammals, Trees, or Wildflowers

$5.95 + $2.00 S&H

Four Season Notecards – NEW

Set of eight (2 of each season) 4″ x 5″ notecards with envelopes. Cards are blank inside. Featured pictures are from our very own WWOA members that won the annual meeting photo contest.

$10.00 + 1.75 S&H





rsz_rite_in_rainRite in the Rain Notepad

3.25″ x 5.0″

$4.75 + $2.50 S&H

This paper won’t turn to mush when wet and will repel water, sweat, grease, mud, and even survive the accidental laundry mishap and more. Use a Pencil or All-Weather Pen and your notes will stay intact. Standard Ballpoint pens will work when paper is dry. Water-based inks will bead off Rite in the Rain sheets. 100 pages (50 sheets). 









 One Hundred Years of Wisconsin Forestry (1904-2004)

$10.00 + $3.00 S&H

This hard cover book chronicles one of Wisconsin’s most important resources – our forests. Most of the state’s forests were clear cut in the late 1800s and early 1900s and then rebounded to cover nearly half of the state and provide important cultural, economic, and ecological benefits. This story details the long journey and dedication of many people who have helped to bring Wisconsin forests back to life. Take a walk through the past one hundred years in this 176 page book with many photos and a 16 page full-color insert which provides insights into our forest’s past and future.




American Canopy: Trees, Forests, and the Making of a Nation – NEW

$19.00 + &3.00 S&H

Eric Rutkow’s work shows how trees were essential to the early years of the republic and indivisible from the country’s rise as both an empire and a civilization. Among American Canopy’s many captivating stories: the Liberty Trees, where colonists gathered to plot rebellion against the British; Henry David Thoreau’s famous retreat into the woods; the creation of New York City’s Central Park; the great fire of 1871 that killed a thousand people in the lumber town of Peshtigo, Wisconsin; the fevered attempts to save the American chestnut and the American elm from extinction; and the controversy over spotted owls and the old-growth forests they inhabited. Rutkow also explains how trees were of deep interest to such figures as George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Benjamin Franklin, Teddy Roosevelt, and Franklin Roosevelt, who oversaw the planting of some three billion trees nationally in his time as president. 




Birds of the Midwest Quick Guide

$8.95 + $1.75 S&H

Focusing on the most popular Midwest birds, this pocket-size resource is waterproof and tear resistant, making it durable for taking along. Wait – it gets better! The organization of the book is great! The most common species of birds are grouped by color-coded identification tabs. See a yellow bird that is unfamiliar? Flip open the yellow tab and you will see actual photographs of the twenty most common yellow birds, making identification quick and easy. Tabbed color groupings are: mostly blue, mostly yellow, mostly gray, mostly orange, mostly red, mostly brown, mostly black & white, mostly black and mostly green. Also included is a bird feeding guide, which makes this even more valuable for attracting birds that your family would like to ‘meet’. 



Butterflies of the MidwestButterflies of the Midwest Quick Guide

$8.95 + 1.75 S&H 

At the park, in the garden or on a walk, keep this tabbed booklet close at hand. Based on Jaret C. Daniels’ best-selling butterfly field guides and featuring only Midwest species, Butterflies of the Midwest is organized by color for quick and easy identification. Narrow your choices by color, and view just a few butterflies at a time. The pocket-sized format is much easier to use than laminated foldouts, and the tear-resistant pages help to make the book durable in the field.






Invasive Plants of the Upper Midwest 

$29.95 + $3.00 S&H 

Invasive Plants of the Upper Midwest is an informative, colorful, comprehensive guide to invasive species that are currently endangering native habitats in the region. The book includes more than 250 color photos that will help anyone identify problem trees, shrubs, vines, grasses, sedges, and herbaceous plants (including aquatic invaders). 



Log Rules and Other Useful Information

$4.00 + $1.75 S&H

The best selling booklet is bursting with information you can use in the field or office. This ready reference can easily be carried in the glove box or hip pocket for daily use. Log Rules and Other useful Information is an indispensable tool for people working in the field.


Maple Syrup Cookbook – NEW

$14.95 + $3.00 S&H

Why limit maple syrup to breakfast pancakes? In The Maple Syrup Cookbook,Ken Haedrich reveals 100 different ways the sweetener known as “liquid gold” can be enjoyed, from orange maple chicken wings to hot and spicy shrimp kebabs, maple cream scones, maple-roasted root vegetables, maple ginger ice cream, and much more. The mystique of maple is explored through stunning photographs of the syrup-making process and profiles of maple sugar producers. The third edition has been completely updated and now features color photography throughout and a dozen of the author’s favorite new recipes.

Some more recipes include: Banana Crepes with Maple Rum Sauce, Lacy Sweet-Potato Patties, Maple Bacon Strata, Curried Pumpkin-Apple Soup, Creamy Maple Fondue, Maple-Glazed Brussels Sprouts, Beet and Pear Relish, Steamed Brown Bread, Maple Onion Marmalade, Chicken with Maple-Mustard Glaze, Crispy Maple Spareribs, Coffee Chip Cookies, Maple Apple Pie, Maple Pecan Pie, Maple Bread-and-Butter Pickles.




Reptiles & Amphibians of WI Field Guide with CD

$14.95 + $2.50 S&H

This book and CD set is the new standard for reptile and amphibian field guides. It contains 54 species – all of Wisconsin’s turtles, snakes, lizards, salamanders, frogs and toads. The amazing images include details needed for identification – with special insets of scales, bellies, juveniles and more – while the detailed, comprehensive information is a perfect reference for beginners and experts alike. With the included CD, you’ll even learn the different sounds of Wisconsin’s frogs and toads.


Start Mushrooming

$9.95 + $2.50 S&H

Get this perfect book for beginners who want to try mushrooming but don’t know how to start. It’s a unique approach that focuses on six of the most unmistakable edible mushrooms in North America. The content is organized in an easy-to-use layout.







Wildflowers of the Midwest Quick Guide – NEW

$8.95 + $1.75 S&H 

At the cabin, in the park, or on a hike, keep this tabbed booklet close at hand. Based on Stan Tekiela’s best-selling wildflower field guides and featuring 153 Midwest wildflowers of Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, and Wisconsin, the booklet is organized by color for quick and easy identification. Narrow your choices by color, and view just a few wildflowers at a time. The pocket-sized format is much easier to use than laminated foldouts, and the tear-resistant pages help to make the book durable in the field.






Woodworking for Wildlife: Homes for Birds and Animals

$19.95 + $3.00 S&H

 For everyone who enjoys attracting wildlife to their backyard, farm, woodlot, or lakeshore home, Woodworking for Wildlife is the perfect resource. With all the latest information on how to attract everything from bluebirds, chickadees, purple martins, and wood ducks to bumblebees, toads, owls, and woodpeckers, the book features thirty designs for nest boxes and nest platforms that will accommodate forty-six species of wildlife. It provides easy-to-follow diagrams for cutting out and assembling the nest boxes, accompanied by over three hundred beautiful color photographs.







animaltracksAnimal Tracks Activity Book

$5.95 + $2.00 S&H

Kids are curious about the natural world, and few discoveries stir their curiosity more than animal tracks. It’s a thrill to come upon mysterious tracks and learn what critter made them. This book is the perfect introduction to some of the country’s most common and interesting mammals, highlighting their tracks with coloring pages and activities. Track drawings help children learn to identify what they see, and the track-related activities reinforce the presented information. This fun, interactive coloring and activity book is a great way to learn the basics of animal tracks! 64 pages. 


atgrandpassugarbushAt Grandpa’s Sugar Bush

$7.95 + $1.75 S&H

Alongside his grandfather, a young boy shares the work of sugaring–using the traditional method of tapping trees and collecting and boiling sap–and is rewarded with a delicious breakfast of pancakes and maple syrup. Full color- 32 pages.


Kids Outdoor Adventure Book

$18.95 + $3.00 S&H

Nature is a destination, but you don’t have to travel anywhere to find it. Just open the door and step outside. A fun, hands on approach to getting involved in nature, The Kids’ Outdoor Adventure Book is a year-round how-to activity guidebook for getting kids outdoors and exploring nature, be it catching fireflies in the cool summer evenings; making birdfeeders in the fall from peanut butter, pine cones, and seed; building a snowman in 3 feet of fresh winter snow; or playing duck, duck, goose with friends in a meadow on a warm spring day. The Kids’ Outdoor Adventure Book includes 448 things to do in nature for kids of all ages—more than one activity for every single day of the year. Each of the year’s four seasons includes fifty checklist items, fifty challenge items, three each of projects, destinations. 206 pages. 



thelittleacornThe Little Acorn

$3.00 + $1.75 S&H

Provides a colorful story book about an acorn that wanted to grow to be a big oak tree. Full color – 24 pages.



whywouldanyonecutatreedownWhy Would Anyone Cut a Tree Down?

$12.50 + $3.00 S&H

Some children and adults are unaware that in order to reduce tree hazards, protect other trees, or to get wood, it is necessary to cut trees. This book is intended to raise awareness of the issue. It also features tips for planting a tree. Full color – 41 pages. 


Wisconsin Activity Book – NEW

$5.95 + $1.75 S&H 

Explore your favorite state with these activity/coloring book hybrids. Each book is filled with scenes to color plus fun activities such as word searches, mazes, Bingo, connect-the-dots, and more. State facts appear throughout the book so students can learn about state animals, landmarks, geographical features, cities, famous people, and historical events as they color the corresponding scenes. A fun, hands-on way to learn about different states. 64 pages. 



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