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

  • Sunday, November 17, 2019
    1:30pm to 3:00pm

    Bird & Nature Outing - Warner Park, November 17

    What's In That Box? with Paul Noeldner ~ Enjoy an informal family-friendly walk with Master Naturalist Paul Noeldner to look for boxes on poles - sure signs of Accommodation Architecture - and other ways that empathetic humans can help accommodate native birds, bugs and wildlife alongside our daily lives and other priorities.  Learn about making bat houses, monitoring bluebird trails, … Read more

  • Saturday, November 23, 2019
    10:00am to 11:30am

    Bird & Nature Outing - Edna Taylor area, November 23

    Tailored to the Weather with Tara Von Dollen ~ We will weather the weather whatever the weather and discover whatever is weathering it too!  Join Naturalist Tara Von Dollen to explore hiking trails at the Aldo Leopold Nature Center and through the ponds and woodlands of beautiful Edna Taylor Conservation Park on Madison's south east side. MEETING LOCATION: Aldo Leopold Nature Center Join a … Read more

  • Sunday, November 24, 2019
    1:30pm to 3:00pm

    Bird & Nature Outing - UW Lakeshore Preserve, November 24

    Lake Birds with Dane Gallagher ~ Go birding at Picnic Point and the UW Lakeshore Nature Preserve with enthused birder Dane Gallagher!  This is a favorite spot for seeing Barred and Great Horned Owls in the woodlands, Eagles perched on the shoreline, and a variety of migratory waterfowl on University Bay and Lake Mendota. Free, family-friendly, no pets, no registration required.  Wear … Read more