Calendar - Field trips and Volunteer days
August 18. Food for Thought (Sunday, 1:30–3:00 p.m.) Join UW-Madison ethnobotanist Eve Emshwiller in a search for edible and other useful plants in the Preserve. You will learn about the evolution and the conservation of a diversity of plants and their wild relatives. Meet at the entrance to Picnic Point. Leader: Eve Emshwiller (233-9943, email@example.com).
August 25. Bird and Nature Outing (Sunday, 1:30–3:00 p.m.). Learn About Citizen Science with Eva Lewandowski, who coordinates of Wisconsin DNR Citizen-based Monitoring projects. Learn how people are helping count Wisconsin birds, identify native bees, and other ways we can get involved in learning more! Free, family friendly, no pets, no registration required. Wear comfortable hiking shoes and clothing appropriate for the weather. Bring binoculars or a camera if you have one! Meet at 2004 University Bay Drive, entrance to Picnic Point. Contact Paul Noeldner, 608-698- 0104.
The enchanting nature outing at the Class of 1918 Marsh, movie by A. Koziol
Click on the gear on the bottom right hand corner. Select the setting quality Auto 1080p60. Press F for Full Screen. Enjoy the Full report HERE.
• First cyanobacteria bloom of the year, June 17
• Tom Brock receives honorary degree
• Biocore Bird Observatory
• Water Quality Monitoring at University Bay – new Citizen Science project
• 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.