Calendar - Field trips and Volunteer days
Check out the BLOGs and enjoy the Preserve in spring.
Submit your own photos!
Earth Day Sunrise at Picnic Point
Spring arrivals and stopovers at University Bay
The University has officially cancelled all campus events beginning 5 p.m., Friday, March 13, through May. Therefore, all Field Trips and Volunteer Day during this period have been cancelled.
Take a virtual field trip!
See Arlene Koziol's stunning photos and video of the courting Sandhill Cranes dancing at the Class of 1918 Marsh, March 10. Relish this "introduction to spring in our beautiful campus natural area and a great antidote to the Covid19 blues that many are feeling", as Paul Williams noted, one of the first to see Arlene's photos:
Sandhill Crane Video.
Also enjoy Arlene's movie on
Winter into Spring at Picnic Point Marsh and Beach
The Annual Meeting date of April 7 has been CANCELLED and will be rescheduled.
• Spring in the Preserve
* Opossum spotted in EHC gardens
• Mallards sensing spring in the air
• 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
Thanksgiving Gift by Arlene Koziol – an Ode to Big Oak
To increase the playback quality of this video, click the gear button and choose 1080pHD; click the box symbol to the right for full-screen viewing.
Cyanobacteria Bloom on lake Mendota, June 27. 2018. Movie by Arlene Koziol
• 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.
UW-Madison Lakeshore Nature Preserve website maintained by the Preserve management staff.