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

  • Sunday, May 20, 2018
    1:30pm to 3:00pm

    Bird & Nature Outing - Warner Park, May 20

    Food Love and Life with Kathlean Wolf ~ Join Master Naturalist Kathlean Wolf to explore Warner Park to find and learn fascinating details about mushrooms, cattails, berries and other food sources in nature, and all the bugs, birds and other creatures in the 'food web' that love them and live on them.   Enjoy an informal family and kid-friendly nature walk around the scenic Warner Pond lagoon … Read more

  • Saturday, May 26, 2018
    10:00am to 11:30am

    Bird & Nature Outing - Edna Taylor area, May 26

    Love is in the Air! with Alex Singer ~ Nature lovers, families and kids will enjoy this outing with Master Naturalist Alex Singer to look for signs of love in nature - birds singing and making nests, bees buzzing in flowers, and frogs croaking love songs in ponds. Join a naturalist for an easy family-friendly walk from Aldo Leopold Nature Center into beautiful Edna Taylor Conservation Park and … Read more

  • Sunday, May 27, 2018
    1:30pm to 3:00pm

    Bird & Nature Outing - UW's Lakeshore Nature Preserve, May 27

    Plant Phenology with Emily Steinwehe ~ School is out and Summer is almost here!  Enjoy a guided hike with Master Naturalist Emily Steinwehe to look for the flowers, plants, and animals of summer. We will revel in the unofficial start to summer in Wisconsin.  required.   Join a naturalist for a family friendly nature walk starting at Picnic Point to discover the UW Lakeshore Nature Preserve … Read more