Calendar - Field trips and Volunteer days
July 14 The Biocore Prairie Experience (Saturday, 9:00–11:00 a.m.). Get a behind-the-scenes summer look at natural restoration efforts and various student related research projects. The UW Biocore Prairie provides a unique and successful natural classroom experience that supports the goals of the Lakeshore Nature Preserve. Meet at UW parking lot 129 at the Picnic Point entrance. Leader: Seth McGee, 265-2870, email@example.com
July 15, Sunday, 9am-12pm, meet at Frautschi Point lot
July 22 Birding and Nature Outing (Sunday, 1:30–3:00 p.m.) What is a Bioblitz. Meet at UW parking lot 129 at the Picnic Point entrance. Leader: Paul Noeldner
July 28, Saturday, 9am-12pm. Meet at UW parking lot 129 at the Picnic Point entrance.
July 29 Native Pollinators in the Preserve (Sunday, 9:00–11:00 a.m.) Join us in searching for bees and other pollinators while learning about their diversity and lifestyles as well as the importance of these intriguing insects. Meet at UW parking lot 129 at the Picnic Point entrance. Leader: Susan Carpenter, 886‑7504, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cyanobacteria Bloom on lake Mendota, June 27. 2018. Movie by Arlene Koziol
• Learning with John Magnuson on Lake Mendota boat ride .... more
• Sandhill Cranes growing in leaps and bounds
• Blue Algae Blooms on Lake Mendota as observed by Arlene and Jeff Koziol
Watch the movie and click the BLOG
• PUMAs are building a nest ... photos and movie
• Sandhill Cranes family #2 in the Preserve? .... more
• Vision of nocturnal animals field trip in review ... more
• Spring Planting with the Friends ... more
• eBird Hotspot Picnic Point - quick link to latest bird sightings in the Preserve.
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.