Purple Martin UPDATE: August 14, 2022 PUMA nest check - 33 fledged! Check it out.
Eight-Legged Creatures: Spiders and Daddy-Longlegs Tour. Saturday, 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.
Join Guilherme Gainett, UW Integrated Biology graduate student in the Sharma lab, on a tour to find spiders, daddy longlegs, and other arachnids. We will explore the diversity of arachnid species and behaviors in their natural habitat and learn more about their foraging strategies and where to find them. Since most arachnids are nocturnal, we will explore the Preserve at night with flashlights. Come learn more about these fascinating animals! Meet at the Picnic Point entrance kiosk (2000 University Bay Drive). Leader: Guilherme Gainett (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Fascinating Fall Fungi. Sunday, 1:30 to 3:00 p.m.
Join Marie Trest, mycologist with the UW Department of Botany, for a free guided outing to look for and learn about some of the amazing variety of colorful and fascinating fungi that live here including common species that you might see along the trails. We will look for mushrooms and examples of fungi that are pathogens, ones that play a role in decomposition and recycling, and ones that form mutually beneficial partnerships with plants and algae. Meet at the Picnic Point entrance kiosk, 2000 University Bay Drive. Leader: Marie Trest (email@example.com, 608 262-7475).
Forest Bathing. Sunday, 1:00 to 3:00 p.m.
Spending time in nature is known to elicit many beneficial changes in the body and mind. The practice of being mindfully immersed in the forest atmosphere (called Forest Bathing) can be a portal to better health and wellbeing. On this walk we’ll explore the concept of Forest Bathing and discuss the science behind the healing power of nature. Meet at the Frautschi Point parking lot, 2662 Lake Mendota Drive. Leader: Seth McGee (firstname.lastname@example.org)
FALL NEWSLETTER 2022
• eBird Hotspot Picnic Point - quick link to latest bird sightings in the Preserve.
Second Oak: An ode to autumn.
Movie by Arlene Koziol
The Preserve OPEN HOURS are from 4 am to 10 pm
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