Calendar - Field trips and Volunteer days
October 28 4th Sunday Bird and Nature Outing with Chuck Henrikson (Sunday, 1:30–3:00 p.m.).
Enjoy a pre-Halloween outing by learning all about our Hooting friends, the Owls. Look for Barred Owls that hunt during the day and the Great Horned Owls that sleep daytimes in a big oak or pine. Kids of all ages love investigating owl pellets. Chuck will bring a container of dissected pellets so you can help look for the bones inside and figure out what the owl ate. A friendly family outing, no pets. Meet at UW parking lot 129 at the Picnic Point entrance.
November 3, Saturday, 9am-12pm, Frautschi Point parking lot
November 10 Effigy Mounds in the Preserve with Amy Rosebrough
(Saturday, 1:00–3:00 p.m.). Take a hike to learn about effigy mounds and the native people who created them on Picnic Point and nearby areas. We will learn about the rich cultural and natural history of the area, including the Native American presence. Meet at UW parking lot 129 at the Picnic Point entrance. Leader: Amy Rosebrough, (264-6494, amy. firstname.lastname@example.org).
November 18, Sunday, 9am-12pm, Frautschi Point parking lot
November 25 4th Sunday Bird and Nature Outing
(Sunday, 1:30–3:00 p.m.).
Meet at UW parking lot 129 at the Picnic Point entrance
• Lake Mendota record water levels after flooding ...... more
• Toxic Cyanobacteria Blooms on Lake Mendota—June 7 1nd June 27, 2018
A comprehensive review by Arlene Koziol ....... Also—Watch the movie
• Experiencing Lake Mendota on a field trip —Marj Rhine
• New Path from Frautschi Point lot to the Biocore Prairle
• Prairie Interns: Education on the Job ..... more
• Learning with John Magnuson on Lake Mendota boat ride .... more
• Sandhill Cranes growing in leaps and bounds
• 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.
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.