Calendar - Field trips and Volunteer days
June 12. Lake Mendota Boat Trip (Wednesday, 9:00–11:30 a.m.; weather date, Friday, June 14). Learn about Lake Mendota and the shoreline of the Lakeshore Nature Preserve from aboard one of two vessels used for teaching, research, and outreach by the UW Center for Limnology. Meet at Hasler Limnology Laboratory, one block west of Memorial Union. Group size is limited to 12; reserve your place with leader John Magnuson (firstname.lastname@example.org).
June 23. Class of 1918 Marsh (Sunday, 1:30–3:00 p.m.). Take an easy walk around the Class of 1918 Marsh and learn its history, nature, evolution and challenges. Meet at the entrance to Picnic Point. Leader John Magnuson (608-698-0104, (email@example.com).
July 7. The Biocore Prairie Experience (Sunday, 9:00–11:00 a.m.). Get a behind-the-scenes look at restoration efforts and various student research projects. The UW Biocore Prairie provides a unique natural classroom experience that supports the goals of the Lakeshore Nature Preserve. Meet at the entrance to Picnic Point. Leader: Seth McGee (265-2870, firstname.lastname@example.org).
• 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.