Calendar - Field trips and Volunteer days
VOLUNTEER. April 27, Saturday, 9am-noon, Picnic Point, Lot 129.
April 28. Bird and Nature Outing: Bill’s Woods Spring Wildflowers (Sunday, 1:30–3:00 p.m.). Explore the restoration area at Bill’s Woods—the first Friends project, started in 2001. We will look for spring ephemerals. Learn how to identify wood phlox, violet, bloodroot, Jacob’s ladder, wild strawberry, and other wildflowers. This is a family-friendly hike. Meet at the entrance to Picnic Point. Leader: Glenda Denniston (231-1530, email@example.com).
Pull GARLIC MUSTARD with the Friends!
2019 - May 5, 1:00-4:00 pm (Sunday)
Location to be determined
Controlling Garlic Mustard allows the native plants and restoration to thrive.
Each Garlic Mustard plant produces AT LEAST 750 seeds.
These seeds continue to come up for up to seven years.
Roma Lenehan and Bryn Scriver will lead the effort.
Finish the day with a special treat:
Garlic Mustard Quiche and refreshments
(you are welcome to bring cookies or fruit)
Bring your own gloves or use gloves and tools provided
May 15. Warblers of Frautschi Point (Wednesday, 7:30–9:30 a.m.). We will focus on seeing warblers and other spring migrants through foliage. Bring binoculars and a field guide if you have them. Meet at the Frautschi Point parking lot on Lake Mendota Drive. Leader: Roma Lenehan (238-5406, firstname.lastname@example.org).
• Bluebird pairs at the Biocore Prairie thinking about nesting
• Purple Martin season - grand opening
• Winter Wonders
• Lake Mendota record water levels ........ more
• Toxic Cyanobacteria Blooms on Lake Mendota—June 7 1nd June 27, 2018
• Prairie Interns: Education on the Job ..... more
• eBird Hotspot Picnic Point - quick link to latest bird sightings in the Preservecomprehensive .
Cyanobacteria Bloom on lake Mendota, June 27. 2018. Movie by Arlene Koziol
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 free Field Trips.
UW-Madison Lakeshore Nature Preserve website maintained by the Preserve management staff.