January 7 Animal Tracking in the Preserve (Sunday, 1:00–3:00 p.m.). Join UW wildlife specialist and professor David Drake on a winter day as he shows how to track foxes, coyotes, and other denizens of the Lakeshore Nature Preserve. Meet at UW parking lot 129 at Picnic Point entrance. Leader: David Drake, 890-0445 (email@example.com).
January 28 Birding and Nature Walk with Chuck Henrikson (Sunday,1:30–3:00 p.m.). Join other nature lovers, family and friends for a beautiful winter nature hike at Picnic Point and the Lakeshore Preserve! What do the brightly colored woodpeckers and other birds and animals find to eat? Free, family friendly outing, no pets, no registration required. Meet at Picnic Point parking lot. Contact 608-698-0104
February 3 The Eyes Have It (Saturday, 1:30– 3:00 p.m.). Dick Dubielzig, emeritus professor of Veterinary Pathology, will talk about visual adaptations by different animals to their varied environments, and demonstrate examples from the Comparative Ocular Pathology Lab. This event
is limited to the first 20 registrants. Park in UW lot 62 and enter the School of Veterinary Medicine
through the 2015 Linden Drive entrance. Contact: Dick Dubielzig, firstname.lastname@example.org.
February 25 Birding and Nature Walk (Sunday, 1:30–3:00 p.m.).
March 25 Birding and Nature Walk (Sunday, 1:30–3:00 p.m.).
Free public field trips are one of the most valuable contributions the Friends make to the Preserve. They have been organized every spring and fall for over 10 years on various topics and are all led by Friends volunteers. Many are professional naturalists and emeritus faculty and staff. The Friends also partner with other environmental organizations for field trips.
Bird and Nature Walks 1:30-3:00 pm-
Every 4th Sunday of the month
These informal outings welcome students, families and kids. Discover the gentle paths that wind through prairies, woods, and wetlands. Enjoy vistas along the Lake Mendota shoreline and Picnic Point. Walk leaders and participants share their knowledge about the birds, animals and plants along the way. Meet at the Picnic Point Parking Lot. Cordinator: Paul Noeldner (608-698-0104)