Calendar - Field trips and Volunteer days
July 13. Trees of the Preserve (Saturday, 1:00–3:00 p.m.). A midsummer hike reveals the amazing variety of trees in the Preserve. Enjoy an afternoon identifying and learning about trees as they pass through annual seasonal changes. Meet at the entrance to Picnic Point. Leader: Glen Stanosz (265-2863, email@example.com).
July 14. Sunday 9:00 a.m. - noon. Meet at Frautschi Point parking lot.
July 21. 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, behaviors, and importance. Meet at the entrance to Picnic Point. Leader: Susan Carpenter (886-7504, firstname.lastname@example.org).
July 28 Bird and Nature Outing (Sunday, 1:30–3:00 p.m.). TBA
Parking near Picnic Point is getting a makeover! From Friday, July 5 until early September, Lot 130 will be temporarily closed.
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.