Calendar - Field trips and Volunteer days
May 27 Birding and Nature Outing with Emily Steinwehe (Sunday, 1:30–3:00 p.m.).
Plant Phenology. School is out, at least for some, and summer is almost here! Enjoy a guided hike with Master Naturalist Emily Steinwehe to look for the flowers, plants, and animals of summer. Meet at the UW parking lot 129 at the Picnic Point entrance.
June 3 Vision at the Lakeshore Nature Preserve: Our Nocturnal Neighbors (Sunday, 1:00–3:00 p.m.) Co-sponsored with the McPherson Eye Research Institute, this special field trip, to be held at the Eagle Heights Community Center, will feature short presentations on the opossum and the flying squirrel by comparative ocular pathologist Gillian Shaw and wildlife ecologist David Drake, followed by hands-on stations and a hike in the Preserve. Park at the Eagle Heights Community Center at 611 Eagle Heights Dr.
June 24 Birding and Nature Walk with John Magnuson at the Class of 1918 Marsh (Sunday, 1:30–3:00 p.m.). Hike around the Class of 1918 Marsh with John Magnuson. This easy walk will reflect on the past, present, and future of the marsh – its history, nature, and challenges. The marsh’s story is one of change and it will continue to change. Meet at the UW parking lot 129 at the Picnic Point entrance.
June 10, Saturday, 9am-12pm, meet at Frautschi Point lot
June 27 Lake Mendota Boat Trip (Wednesday, 9:00–11:30 a.m.; weather date: Friday, June 29) Learn about Lake Mendota and the shoreline of the Lakeshore Nature Preserve from a different perspective aboard LIMNOS, the research vessel for teaching, research, and outreach operated by the UW Center for Limnology. Group size is limited to 12; reserve your place early. Meet at Hasler Limnology Laboratory one block west of Memorial Union. Register with John Magnuson, firstname.lastname@example.org.
• Biocore 20th anniversary celebration ... more
* Arlene Koziol's Observations of a Barred Owl Family in The Preserve
• Friends' Preserve exhibit at Earth Day Conference
• 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.