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.
September 25, Sunday, 1:30–3:00 pm
FRIENDS PICNIC CELEBRATION
Meet with old and new Friends at Fire Circle #2 - a short 10-minute walk from the Picnic Point entrance.
We’ll have refreshments & roasted hot dogs. There will be plenty of seating. Enjoy the gorgeous view across University Bay, exhibits and activities for all ages.
OR, in addition
Join Paul Noeldner and other naturalists on a walk to the Biocore Prairie and from there to Fire Circle #2.
Board members at the Entrance to Picnic Point and at the Fire Circle will greet you and share news about the Preserve and our educational exhibits.
Questions? Contact Doris Dubielzig at firstname.lastname@example.org
Saturday October 8, 9am-Noon, meet at Picnic Point lot 129
October 16—Fall Colors in the Preserve (Sunday) 1:00-3:00 p.m. Enjoy a hike on a crisp day in the Preserve identifying and learning about the trees as they prepare for winter while enjoying the rich colors of their unique leaves. Meet at the Frautschi Point parking lot. Leader: Laura Wyatt, (238-3157), email@example.com.
Saturday October 22, 9am-Noon, meet at Picnic Point lot 129
October 23—Birding and Nature Walk with Levi Wood (Sunday) 1:30–3:00 p.m. Levi Wood is an expert birder with a knack for making birding fun for beginners as well as more experienced birders. Meet at the Picnic Point parking lot. Questions? call 608 698-0104.
October 30—Exploring Past and Present History of the Preserve (Sunday) 1:00-3:00 p.m. Take an autumn hike through Preserve to learn about the rich cultural and natural history aspects of the area - including the tent city, graveyard and the Native American presence. Meet at the Frautschi Point parking lot. Leader: Steve Laubach, (238-3157), firstname.lastname@example.org
Saturday November 5, 9am-Noon, meet at Picnic Point lot 129