Calendar - Field trips and Volunteer days
May 26 Bird and Nature Outing (Sunday, 1:30–3:00 p.m.). Join the Board of the Friends of the Lakeshore Nature Preserve on a friendly and informative walk that will take you to their favorite places in the Preserve. Meet at Picnic Point entrance. The map shows the route, with pins indicating our stops on the way.
June 8. First Nations Cultural Landscape Tour (Saturday, 1:00–3:00 p.m.). Join Aaron Bird Bear for a walking tour of American Indian landmarks on the UW–Madison campus. Starting at Memorial Union, we will walk about a mile to Dejope Residence Hall, stopping at seven campus locations to learn about their Native history and cultural significance. Meet at Memorial Union (2nd floor main lounge). Some tour stops are accessible using the free campus 80 bus. Leader: Aaron Bird Bear (email@example.com).
June 12. Lake Mendota Boat Trip (Wednesday, 9:00–11:30 a.m.; weather date, Friday, June 24). Learn about Lake Mendota and the shoreline of the Lakeshore Nature Preserve from aboard one of two vessels used for teaching, research, and outreach by the UW Center for Limnology. Meet at Hasler Limnology Laboratory, one block west of Memorial Union. Group size is limited to 12; reserve your place with leader John Magnuson (firstname.lastname@example.org).
• 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.