Board meetings are now hybrid!
We meet the first Tuesday of every month except January and August, from 7:00-9:00pm. Meetings are held in person in room 240 of Steenbock Library (550 Babcock Dr, Madison, WI) as well as being hosted over Zoom. Look below for our most recent meeting agenda:
Fun Fall Birding. Sunday, 1:30 to 3:00 p.m.
Join enthused birder Chuck Henrikson and Master Naturalist Paul Noeldner along with other experienced and beginning birders for a free, family-friendly, guided walk. University Bay is an important rest stop for waterfowl during fall migration. We will look for large white tundra swans, beautiful buffleheads, comical chattering coots, diving grebes and mergansers, and common loons making their wild calls. The large natural areas of the Preserve also host year-round residents like black-capped chickadees, white-breasted nuthatches, barred owls, and winter visitors like tree sparrows and juncos that move south to Wisconsin for the season. Meet at the Picnic Point entrance kiosk, 2000 University Bay Drive. Leaders: Chuck Henrikson (email@example.com) and Paul Noeldner (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Winter Waterfowl Wonder. Saturday, 1:00 to 3:00 p.m
As smaller ponds and lakes start to freeze each winter, migrating waterfowl gather on the larger lakes where the water remains open longer. We'll first set our sights on University Bay to look for gulls and waterfowl, including tundra swans. We will also keep our eyes and ears open for resident winter birds along the shore. Dress warmly! Meet at the Northeast portion of UW-Madison Lot 60 (800 Walnut St.) This field trip is in partnership with the UW-Madison student chapter of the Audubon Society. Leaders: Cole Roecker (email@example.com) and Anne Pearce (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Friends’ Favorite Places. Sunday, 1:30 to 3:00 p.m.
Need a nature break from the festivities? Join Master Naturalist Paul Noeldner and other Board Members of the Friends of the Lakeshore Nature Preserve for a free, family-friendly, guided walk on easy hiking paths through the Lakeshore Nature Preserve. Learn about the places they love in the Preserve and hear about Friends' citizen science and volunteer projects. See the Preserve for yourself and explore the places that you have learned about. Meet at the Picnic Point entrance kiosk, 2000 University Bay Drive. Leader: Paul Noeldner (email@example.com)
Purple Martin UPDATE: August 14, 2022 PUMA nest check - 33 fledged! Check it out.
FALL NEWSLETTER 2022
• eBird Hotspot Picnic Point - quick link to latest bird sightings in the Preserve.
Second Oak: An ode to autumn.
Movie by Arlene Koziol
The Preserve OPEN HOURS are from 4 am to 10 pm
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