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 email.

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.



WWOA’s 40th Year Anniversary T-shirt

Black T-shirt available in unisex crew neck or ladies v-neck style with beautiful fall color design on back. This shirt has a special order form, found HERE and also in the Fall 2018 edition of the magazine. Size measurements can be found on the order form.

Round Neckline (Unisex): M-XL $11.00

V Neck (Ladies): S-XL $13.00 | 2XL $15

 + $6.00 S&H/shirt for first 2 shirts then $3.00/shirt for every additional shirt



WWOA’s Long-sleeve Denim Shirts

This shirt has a special order form, found HERE and also found in the Fall 2019 edition of the magazine. LIMITED Sizes Available – see below.  Size measurements can be found on the order form.


40th Year Anniversary full color logo
Choose from Charcoal Black or Dark Blue Denim
Shirts are 6.5 ounce, 100% cotton 
Shirt comes in Men’s (Unisex) with left chest pocket or Ladies cut styles


Men’s (Unisex) w/ pocket

Charcoal in S, L  $20

OR Dark Blue Denim in S, M, L  $20


Ladies Cut Style

Charcoal in S, L  $20

OR Dark Blue Denim in XL  $20



 WWOA’s 40th Year Anniversary Baseball Cap 

The hat is a 6-panel black cap with adjustable Velcro® clasp.  It features WWOA’s 40th Anniversary logo embroidered on the front.  It matches the new WWOA 40th Year Anniversary T-Shirt. 

$8.00 + $3.00 S&H  







Creating Tomorrow’s Woodlands Today T-Shirts

Round Neckline (Unisex): S-L $8.00 

V Neck (Ladies): M-L $10.00  

+ $6.00 S&H





NEW!  Seasonal Tree Notecards – Pack of 4

$10.00 + $2.00 S&H

Beautiful, full color, seasonal woodland notecards by Wisconsin artist, Don Austrum.

One of each design in a pack.  Size 5.5″ X 4.25″ cards with envelopes







Playing Cards of the Midwest

$5.95 + $2.00 S&H

Available in: Night Sky, Raptor or Trees



Rite in the Rain Notepad

$4.75 + $2.50 S&H

3.25″ x 5.0″

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.




Butterflies of the MidwestButterflies of the Midwest Quick Guide

$9.95 + 2.00 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.






Green Clean

$10.00 + $3.00 S&H

Green Clean is the definitive, step-by-step guide to cleaning better while using natural, safe products. Room by room and stain by stain, the book offers non-carcinogenic strategies for cleaning deeply and more efficiently. In a unique, waterproof DuraBook format, Green Clean breaks environmentally conscious cleaning into simple principles and easily mastered routines, with beginner, expert, and advanced techniques that let readers set their own goals and develop their own cleaning plans.






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 + $2.00 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 

$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. 192 pages.



NEW!  Nature’s Art Box Book

$16.95 + $3.00 S&H

Take a walk in your woods to find your own supply of fantastic art supplies!  Grab some vines, twigs, dried flowers, pinecones, and a glue gun, then add a child or grandchild for an afternoon of creative fun.  Use the book to create a special remembrance of your time together using natural materials and imagination.  Ideas in the book are great for decorating your home or cabin. This book has 211 pages of great ideas for grandparents, parents, teachers and kids. A Parents Choice Approved Award Winner, it’s not hard to see why this book was chosen for the honor.





NEW!  Our Living Ancestors 

$27.95 + $3.00 S&H

Old-growth forests touch the soul of many people. Some hear the echoes of Native Americans or the first settlers. Some feel the great age of the trees and revere them, while others feel they are in the presence of an overwhelmingly rare beauty. Still others understand the profound scientific value of old-growth forests as reference systems for what forests can be.

Despite the remarkable emotional appeal and scientific value of old-growth forests, they are rare in Wisconsin. Only 0.3% of Wisconsin’s old-growth forests remain, but these scattered, small parcels still retain their ability to amaze hikers with their size, beauty, and elegance.

Where are they? This book directs visitors to the 50 best old-growth sites left in Wisconsin. Each site has clear directions, a listing of ownership, size, and age, and a description of its ecological features, with perhaps a story of why it was saved. A map and photo(s) illustrates each site. An additional shorter chapter includes the “50 Best-of- the-Rest.”

The book is for a general audience, but its wealth of rigorously-researched and profusely-illustrated data may also serve as a general reference for professional ecologists and conservationists. 336 pages.


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.


Six Knots for Everyday Life 

$9.95  + $2.50 S&H

They’re simple, they’re practical, and they’re all right here! You will be introduced to the most essential knots for everyday use. Features everything you need to know about six useful knots anyone can tie with easy to follow directions and clear step by step instructions as well as practical examples of each knot’s everyday uses . Well illustrated in color. 80 pages.





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.







Trailside Botany: 101 Favorite Trees, Shrubs, & Wildflowers of the Upper Midwest

$14.95 + $3.00 S&H 

In Trailside Botany, you will find clear descriptions and detailed drawings of the 101 wildflowers, trees, and other plants that you are most likely to see along your favorite North Woods trail. Take your exploration a step further by trying the intriguing activities naturalist John Bates suggests throughout the book. The carry-along guide is a must for families, hikers, teachers, students, and naturalists of all ages. 240 pages.






NEW!  Trees of Wisconsin Field Guide-2nd Edition

Learn about 101 species of native and common non-native trees in this easy to use field guide! Organized by leaf and attachment, just look at the leaves to identify the species. Stan Tekiela’s informative guide includes full page photographs, fact filled pages, and a height comparison feature to help you identify all the trees you’ll find on your next hike. 






NEW!  When the White Pine Was King 

$22.95 + $3.00 S&H 

Jerry Apps weaves his family’s stories into historical accounts of the heyday of logging, an industry that touched the lives of all Wisconsinites in late 1800s to early 1900s. He addresses the downsides of ‘cut and run’ logging and describes a century of recovery efforts. Wisconsin is now a model of sustainable practices, partnerships, and an educated populace to ensure our forests remain for future generations. 191 pages






Wildflowers of Wisconsin Field Guide 

$16.95 + $3.00 S&H 

Take to the cabin or on a hike this book is a great resource as Wisconsin’s flowers bloom.  Sorted by flower color and showing beautiful color photos of each plant you will be able to easily identify what you have discovered.  Stan Tekiela provides information about the plant such as height, flower, left, fruit, when it blooms, and habitat  in addition to his special  “Stan’s Notes” with information such as whether it is edible, used medicinally, or how it gets it’s name.






NEW!  Woodland Stewardship: A Practical Guide for Midwestern Landowners – 3rd Edition

$25.00 + $3.00 S&H 

Are you looking for a great book to help you to be a good steward of your woods? This book is an important hands-on guide for all Midwestern landowners. In an easy-to-read format, the revised edition of the old popular guide is designed to help woodland owners identify goals for their property, monitor forest health and climate change effects, and work with your forester. It’s everything you need to know in one book – your “bible” for the woods!











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 + $2.00 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.


NEW! Backyard Science & Discovery Workbook- Midwest

Filled with 18 exciting activities and experiments to get the kids outdoors! Introduce the kids to astronomy, birds, geology and the natural world around them to foster an appreciation of nature and learning. Includes expert information from Midwest naturalist Brett Ortler. Full color- 142 pages.







NEW! Walk When the Moon is Full

Bored with their early bedtime, siblings Alan and Elva are promised an outdoor walk each full moon with mom and dad. In twelve stories, the children explore the natural world monthly by the light of the moon and are surprised each month by their new discoveries. Written by world renowned conservationist Frances Hamerstrom and illustrated by her daughter, Elva Hamerstrom Paulson. Get inspired by Alan and Elva and take a walk when the moon is full! 40 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 

$5.95 + $2.00 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. 



 WWOA Signs

Choose from: (18″x18″) OR (33″x33″)

Small: $20.00 (can be shipped)
Large: $65.00 (must be picked up at WWOA office)

These aluminum signs can be proudly displayed on your building or welcome post, letting others know that you are a proud member of Wisconsin Woodland Owners Association.




Thank you for supporting our Gift Shop!