Calendar - Field trips and Volunteer days
April 29 Bill's Woods Spring Wildflowers (Sunday, 1:30–3:00 p.m.) Explore the restoration area at Bill’s Woods—the first Friends project, started in 2001. Learn how to identify spring ephemerals such as wood phlox, violet, bloodroot, Jacob’s ladder, wild strawberry, and many others. This is a family-friendly hike. Meet at the UW parking lot 129 at the Picnic Point entrance. Leader: Glenda Denniston, 231-1530, email@example.com.
May 4 The Night Sky in the Preserve (Friday, 8:00–9:00 p.m.) Weather permitting, join the staff of the University of Wisconsin Space Place in viewing the spring sky. After a short introduction about the stars and planets, take a closer look by telescope. Meet at UW parking lot 131 (at the intersection of University Bay Drive and Lake Mendota Drive). Leader: Jim Lattis, 262-4779, firstname.lastname@example.org.
VOLUNTEER DAY with the FRIENDS
May 6, Sunday, 1:00-4:00 pm, meet at Frautschi Point parking lot
GARLIC MUSTARD PULL
Controlling Garlic Mustard allows the native plants and restoration to thrive. Each Garlic Mustard plant produces AT LEAST 750 seeds. Many hands fill many bags with garlic mustard plants. Please come and join. Gloves provided. Refreshments. Roma Lenehan will and Bryn Scriver will lead this Garlic Mustard Pull. more ....
• Two Purple Martins have arrived at the Biocore Prairie House
• Golden-crowned Kinglets – a delight for the eye
• Exploration Stations at Picnic Point in review
• Bird Observatory 2018 opening
• Annual Meeting in Review
• 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.