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, November 24, 2018
    10:00am to 11:30am

    Bird & Nature Outing - Edna Taylor area, November 24

    Turkey Trot with Paul Noeldner ~ Join Master Naturalist Paul Noeldner to take a healthy nature walk from the Aldo Leopold Nature Center into the Edna Taylor Conservation Park.  Along the way we will look for birds that find enough food to stick around for the winter including the resident Barred Owl, Cardinals singing from the treetops, Woodpeckers hammering for bugs on a snag, and Turkeys … Read more

  • Sunday, December 2, 2018
    1:30pm to 3:00pm

    Bird & Nature Outing - Cherokee Marsh, December 2

    Marsh Life in Winter with Julie Melton ~ 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. Free, … Read more

  • Saturday, December 8, 2018
    2:30pm to 4:00pm

    Bird & Nature Outing - Owen, December 8

    Seasons Greetings with Barney White ~ 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, December 9, 2018
    1:30pm to 3:00pm

    Bird & Nature Outing - Turville Point, December 9

    Winter Waterfowl with Jeff Steele ~ 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. No registration required. No pets are … Read more

  • Saturday, December 22, 2018
    10:00am to 11:30am

    Bird & Nature Outing - Edna Taylor area, December 22

    Baby It's Cold Out There with Alex Singer ~ 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 education along the way. Walks through the Edna Taylor Conservation Park are held on the 4th Saturday, 10-11:30am of each month and begin at the Aldo Leopold Nature Center, 330 Femrite Drive. … Read more



A Conservation Tour Group

Owen Park in Fall