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, July 20, 2019
    10:00am to 11:30am

    Bird & Nature Outing - Starkweather Creek area, July 20

    Water Critters and Water Quality with Lance Green ~ Join Starkweather advocate Lance Green for a free, fun, family and kid friendly walk along Starkweather Creek in the heart of Madison's East Side just off East Washington Avenue. Keeping our creeks and lakes clean and healthy is important to all of us from the tiniest to the largest.  Come and help Lance dip water samples along the creek and … Read more

  • Sunday, July 21, 2019
    1:30pm to 3:00pm

    Bird & Nature Outing - Warner Park, July 21

    Explore New Tree Plantings with Tim Nelson ~ Madison Parks and the Wild Warner friends group help plant new trees at Warner Park such as native Oaks that add beauty and provide food and shelter for birds and wildlife. Take a walk with Master Naturalist Tim Nelson to look at trees planted in the last 5 years and see how they are doing.  Learn about some long term goals for nature restoration in … Read more

  • Saturday, July 27, 2019
    10:00am to 11:30am

    Bird & Nature Outing - Edna Taylor area, July 27

    What is an Oak Savanna? with Jeff Steele ~ Join Master Naturalist Jeff Steele at the Aldo Leopold Nature Center and explore easy hiking trails through the historic oak openings at Edna Taylor Conservation Park.  Oak savannas were the predominate landscape in southern Wisconsin history.  Learn how this occurred and changed over time, why these oak ecosystems are important, and how they are being … Read more

  • Sunday, July 28, 2019
    1:30pm to 3:00pm

    Bird & Nature Outing - UW's Lakeshore Nature Preserve, July 28

    Monitoring a Bluebird Trail with Jeff Koziol ~ Jeff Koziol is the primary Bluebird Trail monitor at the UW Lakeshore Preserve.  Join Jeff at Picnic Point for an easy walk to the Biocore Prairie to look at the Bluebird Trail.  Jeff will help you learn about Bluebirds, nest boxes, and weekly monitoring and may let you take a peek inside a box. Can you tell if a nest was made by a Bluebird, a Tree … Read more