Calendar - Field trips and Volunteer days
July 29 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 and lifestyles as well as the importance of these intriguing insects. Meet at UW parking lot 129 at the Picnic Point entrance. Leader: Susan Carpenter, 886‑7504, firstname.lastname@example.org.
August 4 Bird Banding in the Preserve (Saturday, 7:00 a.m.–noon) Join Jackie Sandberg, Wildlife Rehabilitation Training Coordinator for the Dane County Humane Society to learn about bird banding (hands-on if you wish), how banding helps expand our knowledge of birds, and our efforts towards conservation. Stop by any time between the listed hours. Park at UW parking lot 129 at the Picnic Point entrance and walk up to the Biocore Prairie above the Eagle Heights Gardens. Leader: Jackie Sandberg, 838‑0413, email@example.com.
August 11 Pretty Things with Wings Saturday, (10:00 a.m.–noon) Join in a search for butterflies, dragonflies, and an occasional bird. Bring your binoculars. Co-sponsored with the Madison Audubon Society and the Southern Wisconsin Butterfly Association. Meet at UW parking lot 129 at the Picnic Point entrance. Leader: Edgar Spalding, 265-5294, firstname.lastname@example.org.
August 26 Birding and Nature Outing (Sunday, 1:30–3:00 p.m.) Being a Bird Buddy. Meet at the UW parking lot 129 at the Picnic Point entrance. Leader: Paul Noeldner. Contact 608-698-0104
• Toxic Cyanobacteria Blooms on Lake Mendota—June 7 1nd June 27, 2018
A comprehensive review by Arlene Koziol ....... Also—Watch the movie
• 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
• Learning with John Magnuson on Lake Mendota boat ride .... more
• Sandhill Cranes growing in leaps and bounds
• 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.