Calendar - Field trips and Volunteer days
August 26 — Birding and Nature Outing (Sunday, 1:30–3:00 p.m.) Being a Bird Buddy. Meet at the UW parking lot 129 at the Picnic Point entrance. Leader: Paul Noeldner. Contact 608-698-0104
September 1 — Fall Birding in the Lakeshore Nature Preserve (Saturday, 8:00 a.m.–9:30 a.m.) Enjoy an early fall hike through the Lakeshore Nature Preserve observing flycatchers, warblers, sparrows and other birds as they fuel up before migrating for the year. Meet at Frautschi Point parking lot. Leader: Roma Lenehan (238-5406), email@example.com).
September 15 Bird Banding at Biocore Prairie Bird Observatory (Saturday, 7:00 a.m.–noon). Join Jackie Sandberg, Wildlife Rehabilitation Training Coordinator for the Dane County Humane Society, to learn about bird banding and our efforts towards conservation. Drop in any time and stay as long as you wish. Park at UW parking lot 129 or Frautschi Point and walk up to Biocore Prairie above Eagle Heights Gardens. Leader: Jackie Sandberg (838-0413, firstname.lastname@example.org).
September 22, Saturday. 9:00 a.m. – noon. Meet at Picnic Point entrance, Lot 129.
September 23 4th Sunday Bird and Nature Outing (Sunday, 1:30–3:00 p.m.).
• Lake Mendota record water levels after flooding ...... more
• Toxic Cyanobacteria Blooms on Lake Mendota—June 7 1nd June 27, 2018
A comprehensive review by Arlene Koziol ....... Also—Watch the movie
• Experiencing Lake Mendota on a field trip —Marj Rhine
• New Path from Frautschi Point lot to the Biocore Prairle
• Prairie Interns: Education on the Job ..... more
• Learning with John Magnuson on Lake Mendota boat ride .... more
• Sandhill Cranes growing in leaps and bounds
• 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.
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.