Bird & Nature Outing, Owen Conservation, October 12
Life at Owen with Sylvia Marek ~ Take a fun and educational hike with Arboretum Naturalist Sylvia Marek in this historic Ice Age kettle and moraine landscape. Enjoy scenic vistas at the highest point on Madison's west side with the Capitol in the distance. Learn about the prairie plants, wetland ponds, and oak openings that provide critical habitat and food for native Wisconsin bees, butterflies, birds, and other animals.
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 at Owen Conservation Park are held on the 2nd Saturday of each month, year-round 2:30-4pm. No registration required. No pets are allowed.