Conservation Park Events

Conservation staff and volunteers host a number of events, workshops and projects throughout the year, including guided nature walks April through October.

Upcoming Dates

  • Saturday, February 23, 2019
    10:00am to 11:30am

    Bird & Nature Outing - Edna Taylor area, February 23

    Learn Tracks and Signs with Paul Noeldner ~ Join Master Naturalist Paul Noeldner to explore hiking trails at Edna Taylor Conservation Park and look for tracks and signs of birds and wildlife. Kids can try making tracks for others to find and identify. Learn about some good books and apps that help identify creatures from their tracks and scat. Join a naturalist for an easy family-friendly walk … Read more

  • Sunday, March 3, 2019
    1:30pm to 3:00pm

    Bird & Nature Outing - Cherokee Marsh, March 3

    Early Spring Birding with Kevin Dewan ~ Master Naturalist Kevin Dewan will lead a walk to look for early spring birds at Cherokee Marsh. We may also see Eagles, Red-headed Woodpeckers, Sandhill Cranes and other year-round and migratory birds. Winter outings may include a campfire and hot chocolate. Cherokee Marsh is Madison’s largest conservation park. Explore beautiful trails through the … Read more

  • Saturday, March 9, 2019
    2:30pm to 4:00pm

    Bird & Nature Outing - Owen, March 9

    Syrupping Isn't Just With Maples with Alex Singer ~ Take a fun and educational nature walk with Master Naturalist Alex Singer to learn about Maple Syrup and other trees that have sap rising in spring, and tree nutrient flow in general.  Enjoy a demonstration of maple syrup extraction tools. Explore Owen Conservation Park on gentle trails through historic oak openings on a hillside with an Ice … Read more

  • Sunday, March 10, 2019
    1:30pm to 3:00pm

    Bird & Nature Outing - Turville Point, March 10

    Tour Turville Trails with Paul Noeldner ~ Join Master Naturalist Paul Noeldner to explore easy hiking paths at Turville Point Conservation Park on Madison's south side near the Coliseum. Learn about the historic oak woodlands where Great Horned Owls nest and Native Americans came by canoe to pick berries and nuts. Follow the Bluebird Trail around the restored central prairie to the Lake Monona … Read more

  • Saturday, March 23, 2019
    10:00am to 11:30am

    Bird & Nature Outing - Edna Taylor area, March 23

    Season Creep's Con's (and Pro's) with Alex Singer ~ Take a nature hike with Master Naturalist Alex Singer from the Aldo Leopold Nature Center through the ponds and woodlands of beautiful Edna Taylor Conservation Park on Madison's southeast side. As the effects of climate change are finally noticed by more and more people, a frog in the cauldron is the earlier advent of Spring and the delaying … Read more



A Conservation Tour Group

Owen Park in Fall