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 16, 2017
    10:00am to 11:30am

    Bird & Nature Outing - Starkweather Creek Area, December 16

    Free, family friendly nearby nature recreation!  Meet at the Goodman Center and take a beautiful early winter hike along the bike trails and paths next to Starkweather Creek. Bird and Nature Outings at Starkweather Creek the 3rd Saturday morning of every month are co-sponsored by Madison FUN Friends of Urban Nature partner groups Madison Parks, Madison Audubon, Goodman Community Center, and … Read more

  • Sunday, December 17, 2017
    1:30pm to 3:00pm

    Bird & Nature Outing - Warner Park, December 17

    Family friendly outing at Warner Park to share stories about the trees, plants, frogs, birds, bugs and other wildlife that are busy nestling in for winter, ready to reappear like magic next spring.  Join the group afterward at the campfire for hot chocolate and perhaps some readings from Aldo Leopold and John Muir that help inspire generations of naturalists including the next generation of … Read more

  • Saturday, December 23, 2017
    10:00am to 11:30am

    Bird & Nature Outing - Edna Taylor Conservation Park Area, December 23

    Walks through the Edna Taylor Conservation Park are held on the 4th Saturday, 10-11:30am of each month and begin at the Aldo Leopold Nature Center and are co-sponsored by Madison FUN Friends of Urban Nature partner groups Madison Parks, Madison Audubon, Friends of Edna Taylor, and Aldo Leopold Nature Center.  Park and Meet: Aldo Leopold Nature Center, 330 Femrite Drive Read more

  • Sunday, December 24, 2017
    1:30pm to 3:00pm

    Bird & Nature Outing - UW's Lakeshore Nature Preserve, December 24

    Celebrate the Holidays with a beautiful winter nature hike at the Lakeshore Preserve!  We will look for bright colored woodpeckers and other birds that hang like ornaments on the trees, and talk about all of the wonderful gifts that nature brings to us now and year-round.  Share a free, family friendly outing and campfire afterward with marshmallows and hot chocolate.  Dress appropriately for … Read more

  • Sunday, April 15, 2018
    1:00pm to 4:00pm

    2018 Bird & Nature Festival

    Make plans to see, do, and learn at the 2018 Bird & Nature Festival at Warner Park. Featured presentation topic: Bats! By Jennifer Redell, Conservation Biologist /Cave & Mine Specialist at the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources Mark your calendar now to attend this great, FREE event - perfect for kids of all ages. For more information or to participate contact, Paul Noeldner … Read more