Date & Time: 
Sunday, May 21, 2023 - 1:30pm to 3:00pm
Warner Park
2930 North Sherman Avenue
Madison, WI

Looking for Lichens with Steven Ansorge ~ Join Naturalist Steven Ansorge to look for and learn about the fascinating world of Lichens!  These simple-looking growths on rocks and trees are surprisingly complex hybrid organisms based on a symbiotic (mutually beneficial) combination of fungus and algae.  Their ability to grow on bare rock and break down minerals helps create the foundations of life for other organisms. Lichens only thrive when the air is clean and are used as a scientific indicator of air quality. Learn about lichens and their important role in the natural world and for humans.

Enjoy an informal family and kid-friendly nature walk around the scenic Warner Pond lagoon and across Castle Creek to discover the wetlands, woods, and prairie in the Wild Side of Warner Park and the birds and other creatures that call it home! Walks at Warner Park held on the 3rd Sunday every month are co-sponsored by Madison Bird City FUN partners Wild Warner and Madison Audubon. Meet at the colorful Warner Park shelter by the lagoon. Parking is available nearby. No registration is required. No pets are allowed.

See Bird & Nature Adventures for other free nature events.

Event Cost: Free
Handicapped Accessible: No
Pre-Registration?: No
American Sign Language (ASL) Provided?: No
Event Website: Bird & Nature Adventures

Last Updated : 05/01/2023
Agency: Parks