Calendar - Field trips and Volunteer days
November 25—4th Sunday Bird and Nature Outing. A Turkey Thanksgiving.
(Sunday, 1:30–3:00 p.m.).
Meet at UW parking lot 129 at the Picnic Point entrance. leader Paul Noeldner
December 1 Birding Madison Lakes (Saturday, 7:30–11:00 a.m.) As winter sets in, smaller ponds and lakes in southcentral Wisconsin freeze, causing migrating birds to become concentrated on Madison’s large lakes, which remain open longer. We will look for waterfowl, gulls, and winter birds. This trip has produced some unusual sightings in the past, including red-throated loons—so don’t miss it! Meet at the middle of UW parking lot 60. Dress warmly and bring a scope if you have one. Leader: Quentin Yoerger (255-2473,email@example.com).
December 2, Sunday, 9:00 a.m.–Noon. Meet at Frautschi Point
December 23—4th Sunday Bird and Nature Outing. Holiday Preserve.
(Sunday, 1:30–3:00 p.m.). Celebrate the Holidays with friends and family on a walk with Master Naturalist Paul Noeldner at the beautiful Lakeshore Nature Preserve. Help find bright bird ornaments in the trees and tracks and signs of critters snugly wrapped in hollows and leaves for us to discover and enjoy! Warm up afterward with stories, hot chocolate and smores over a campfire at Fire Pit 3 on Picnic Point. Free, family friendly outing, no pets, no registration required. Contact 608-698-0104. Meet at UW parking lot 129 at the Picnic Point entrance.
• Tundra swans on University Bay
• Lake Mendota record water levels ........ more
• Toxic Cyanobacteria Blooms on Lake Mendota—June 7 1nd June 27, 2018
• 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
• 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.