Bird & Nature Outings

Turville Point Bird & Nature Outing with Chuck Henrikson

Discover nature by foot, paddle or pedal! Thanks to our nature expert volunteers, Madison Parks offers free, family-friendly Bird & Nature Outings at various park locations throughout the year. No registration is required. Participants are asked to wear appropriate clothing for the day, be prepared for mosquitoes when in-season, and wear footwear for the weather when hiking. Dogs are not permitted. Binoculars, cameras and children are welcome.

Thanks to the Madison Friends of Urban Nature (FUN) for their dedication and enthusiasm. Join the FUN! For more information or to volunteer, contact Paul Noeldner, (608) 698-0104.

Upcoming Events

  • Saturday, July 28, 2018
    10:00am to 11:30am

    Bird & Nature Outing - Edna Taylor area, July 28

    Summer in Full Swing with Tara Van Dollen ~ Discover and explore what is most active in nature during the peak of summer a guided walk beginning at the Aldo Leopold Nature Center and continuing through the Edna Taylor Conservation Park.  Join a naturalist for an easy family-friendly walk from Aldo Leopold Nature Center into beautiful Edna Taylor Conservation Park and enjoy a bit of nature … Read more

  • Saturday, August 4, 2018
    2:30pm to 4:00pm

    Bird & Nature Outing - Tenney Park, August 4

    Enjoy nature in Tenney Park along Lake Mendota and the Yahara River Parkway bike path through the Madison Isthmus! Free, family-friendly walks at Tenney Park are held the first Saturday of each month, from 2:30-4pm and begin at the Tenney Beach parking lot, 1300 Sherman Avenue. Co-sponsored by Madison FUN Friends of Urban Nature, Madison Parks, Madison Audubon Society, Tenney-Lapham … Read more

  • Sunday, August 5, 2018
    1:30pm to 3:00pm

    Bird & Nature Outing - Cherokee Marsh, August 5

    Native Plant Identification & Uses with Jeff Steele ~ Cherokee Marsh is Madison’s largest conservation park. Explore beautiful trails through the woodlands, wetlands and restored prairies along the Yahara ‘Catfish’ River. Co-sponsored by Madison Parks, Friends of Cherokee Marsh and Madison Audubon Society. Follow North Sherman Ave. to the parking lot at the end of the gravel entrance road. Read more

  • Saturday, August 11, 2018
    2:30pm to 4:00pm

    Bird & Nature Outing - Owen, August 11

    Owen Prairie Walk with Sylvia Marek ~ Explore Owen Conservation Park on gentle trails through historic oak openings on a hillside with an Ice Age kettle and along restored prairies with beautiful vistas on this high point overlooking the west side of Madison. Co-sponsored by Madison Parks, Madison Audubon Society, and Owen Conservation Park supporters. Free, family-friendly guided nature walks … Read more

  • Sunday, August 12, 2018
    1:30pm to 3:00pm

    Bird & Nature Outing - Turville Point, August 12

    Nature Mindfulness with Carrie Calkins ~ Follow rolling hiking paths through the Turville Point woodlands and prairie with beautiful vistas of Lake Monona and Monona Bay. Walks at Turville Point held on the 2nd Sunday every month are co-sponsored by Madison Bird City FUN partners, Madison Parks, Friends of Olin Turville and Madison Audubon Society. Meet at the Turville parking lot from John … Read more