Bird & Nature Outings

Turville Point Bird & Nature Outing with Chuck Henrikson

Discover nature by foot, paddle or pedal! Thanks to our nature expert volunteers, Madison Parks offers free, family-friendly Bird & Nature Outings at various park locations throughout the year. No registration is required. Participants are asked to wear appropriate clothing for the day, be prepared for mosquitoes when in-season, and wear footwear for the weather when hiking. Dogs are not permitted. Binoculars, cameras and children are welcome.

Thanks to the Madison Friends of Urban Nature (FUN) for their dedication and enthusiasm. Join the FUN! For more information or to volunteer, contact Paul Noeldner, (608) 698-0104.

Upcoming Events

  • Saturday, December 15, 2018
    10:00am to 11:30am

    Bird & Nature Outing - Starkweather Creek area, December 15

    Voit Area Visions with Carl Landsness ~ Join Friends of Starkweather Creek board member and nature visionary Carl Landsness to discover Marsh View Bike Path and hidden Starkweather Conservation Park behind the Voit property on Milwaukee Street.  Learn about and discuss some of the challenges and ideas for this large natural area.  Could this area become the "Arboretum of the East … Read more

  • Sunday, December 16, 2018
    1:30pm to 3:00pm

    Bird & Nature Outing - Warner Park, December 16

    Coping with Winter with Alex Singer ~ 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 … Read more

  • Sunday, December 23, 2018
    1:30pm to 3:00pm

    Bird & Nature Outing - UW's Lakeshore Nature Preserve, December 23

    Holiday Preserves with Paul Noeldner ~ Join a naturalist for a family-friendly nature walk starting at Picnic Point to discover the UW Lakeshore Nature Preserve including historic woodlands, native mounds, restored Biocore Prairie and beautiful Lake Mendota shoreline. Walks at UW Lakeshore Nature Preserve the 4th Sunday every month are co-sponsored by Madison Bird City FUN partners Friends of … Read more

  • Sunday, April 28, 2019
    1:00pm to 4:00pm

    2019 Bird & Nature Festival - Warner Park

    The 7th Annual Bird & Nature Festival at Warner Park is co-sponsored by Madison Friends of Urban Nature (FUN) partner groups Madison Parks, Friends of Cherokee Marsh and other local friends and environmental groups. FREE hands-on activities, educational exhibits and nature exploration!  Bring the whole family to celebrate Earth Day, Arbor Day and Bird Day. SPECIAL PRESENTATION: by Rob Hults, … Read more