Bird & Nature Adventures | Cherokee Marsh, North
6098 North Sherman Avenue
Let It Be an Oak with Kathlean Wolf ~ Join Naturalist Kathlean Wolf for a free guided family-friendly nature hike to learn about oak trees. Did you know that over 70% of birds in Wisconsin would be unable to feed their babies without the help of oak trees? Or that the tannins in oak leaves are the key to protecting amphibians and insects in oak woodlands? Based on the teachings of Dr. Doug Tallamy, come learn why. And if you have a chance to plant a tree, let it be an oak. Enjoy hot cocoa and smores around a campfire after the walk. Make a pine cone bird feeder or winter native wildflower greenhouse to take home.
Cherokee Marsh is Madison’s largest conservation park with three units - North, South, and Mendota. Each month, year-round we explore the north unit's beautiful trails through the woodlands, wetlands, and restored prairies along the Yahara ‘Catfish’ River. Co-sponsored by Madison Parks, Friends of Cherokee Marsh, Sierra Club and Madison Audubon Society. Follow North Sherman Ave. to the parking lot at the end of the gravel entrance road. Free, family-friendly guided nature walks at Cherokee Marsh Conservation Park – North are held on the 1st Sunday of each month, year-round 1:30-3pm. No registration is required. No pets are allowed.
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