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.
Among the university student organizations, the Sierra Club's Wisconsin John Muir Chapter has become involved with the Preserve through volunteer work in Muir Woods. Student representatives also serve on the Board of the Friends and are appointed annually to the Preserve Committee.
Sunday 1, 9am-Noon, meet at Picnic Point lot 129, October
October 8 Habitat Diversity in the Preserve (Sunday, 1:30– 3:30 p.m.) On a mid-fall day, join Paul Quinlan,Conservation Resource Supervisor for Madison Parks, on a hike to explore the diversity of habitats in the Preserve. Meet at UW parking lot 129 at Picnic Point entrance. Leader: Paul Quinlan, 267-4918 (email@example.com).
October 13 The Night Sky in the Preserve (Friday, 7:00– 9:00 p.m.).
because of overcast skies and forecast of rain.
Saturday October 21, 9am-Noon, meet at Picnic Point lot 129
October 22 Birding and Nature Walk (Sunday,1:30–3:00 p.m.) with Ryan Treves
Fall Birds of the Preserve! Bird lovers, students, families and kids will enjoy a nature outing with Wisconsin Young Birder Ryan Treves. Ryan will help you explore trails in the Preserve to discover some of the 248 bird species that make tit heir home or stop for rest and food during migration. Family friendly. Meet at UW parking lot 129 at Picnic Point entrance. Contact 608-698-0104
Saturday November 4, 9am-Noon, meet at Frautschi Point lot