The Friends of the Lakeshore Nature Preserve inspires people to connect to and care for the Lakeshore Nature Preserve. Stretching from the Eagle Heights Natural Area to Picnic Point and the Lakeshore Path, the Preserve is a jewel of the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus, distinguishing it as one of the most beautiful in the country. The Preserve is open to the public.
Please see our Mission and Goals and join us in caring for the Preserve. We invite you to explore the Preserve on this web site and in person, and attend Volunteer Days and Field Trips.
For an Interactive Map of the Preserve, information on research and UW classes that use the Preserve, obtaining permits, the Preserve Master Plan and other topics, be sure to check the extensive
UW-Madison Lakeshore Nature Preserve website maintained by the Preserve management staff.
Find out about the Students for the Preserve. Leaders of this student organization also serve as student representative on the Board of the Friends and on the Preserve Committee.
January 15–Animal Tracking in the Preserve (Sunday, 1:00-3:00 p.m.) Join UW wildlife specialist and professor David Drake on a crisp cool winter day as he shows how to track foxes, coyotes and other denizens of the Lakeshore Nature Preserve. Meet at the Picnic Point entrance. Leader: David Drake (608) 890-0445, email@example.com
January 22–Birding and Nature Walk with Alex Jeffers (Sunday, 1:30–3:00 p.m.) Dress appropriately for the weather. Meet at the Picnic Point parking lot at 2002 University Bay Drive. Leader: Paul Noeldner, 698-0104, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sunday February 19, 9am-Noon, meet at Frautschi Point parking lot
February 26–Birding and Nature Walk (Sunday, 1:30–3:00 p.m.)
We will hike easy trails to look and listen for "Hoo-Hoo-Hooooo" Great Horned Owls, "Who Cooks for Yooooou?" Barred Owls, and other winter birds. Family friendly nature outing. Meet at the Picnic Point parking lot at 2002 University Bay Drive. Leader: Brian Schneider, Contact 608-698-0104