Calendar - Field trips and Volunteer days
Jan 11 Climate Change in the Preserve (Sat, 1:30–3:00 p.m.).Climate change affects our everyday lives. From warming trout streams to decreasing snow pack, changing lake levels and extreme weather, the Wisconsin Initiative on Climate Change Impacts (WICCI, https://www.wicci.wisc.edu) helps people understand how climate change is affecting Wisconsin. One of the ways WICCI does this is through telling stories. Join Prof. Dan Vimont as he tells the “stories” of the Preserve. Meet at the Picnic Point entrance. Leader: Dan Vimont (608-263-3420, email@example.com).
Jan 26 Bird and Nature Outing: Green Dorm and Greenhouse tour (Sun, 1:30–3:00 p.m.).Tom Bryan will lead us along the Lakeshore Path to the LEED Gold-certified Leopold Residence Hall. See the efficiency and sustainability features of this building, which houses the GreenHouse Learning Community and a 1000 sq. ft. rooftop greenhouse. Leader: Tom Bryan.
Thanksgiving Gift by Arlene Koziol – an Ode to Big Oak
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• Banded Tundra Swan on the bay
• Eagles all along the lakeshore of the Preserve
• Crossword Puzzle solution for Fall issue of PRESERVE!
• Outreach at South Madison Community Partnership
• First evaluation of the Friends 2019 Spring Planting at Frautschi Point
• The Birds of Bill’s Woods - A survey of species, Spring 2019 - David Liebl
• First cyanobacteria bloom of the year, June 17
• eBird Hotspot Picnic Point - quick link to latest bird sightings in the Preserve.
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.