Bird & Nature Outing | Cherokee Marsh North | March 1
Sugar Moon, Hunger Moon with Kathlean Wolf ~ Explore the woods and fields of late winter in the time when death and new life walk side-by-side. Animals run through the last of their fat reserves and food becomes scarce, even as many animals are mating and rearing tiny pups. Trees secretly turn root-starch to sugar, preparing to send sap high into their limbs to feed tiny leaf-buds. Will winter come to a warm and welcome end, or will the cold hang on until only the strongest survive?
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 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 required. No pets are allowed.
Meet: 6098 N Sherman Ave, meet at North Unit main parking lot at end of curved gravel entry road