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April 2018
$9/child (ALNC members save 10%)

Wonder Bugs Preschool Program: Sprouting Grass (Tues AM)

April 24 @ 9:30 am - 10:45 am
Aldo Leopold Nature Center | Monona Campus,
330 Femrite Drive Monona, 53716 United States
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…Hidden ginger. Come scavenge for signs of spring that are sure to be pushing up all over! Explore new games and songs. You’ll burst with bliss!
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$10/child (members save 10%)

Homeschool Program: ExTREEme Celebration!

April 24 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Aldo Leopold Nature Center | Monona Campus,
330 Femrite Drive Monona, 53716 United States
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In honor of Arbor Day (April 24) and Earth Day (April 22), we’ll celebrate how trees help people, animals and our environment. We’ll help our Kindergarten Woods by pulling the invading garlic mustard. Then we’ll learn about restoration efforts and help the land by planting some native plants or trees. Enjoy giving back to the earth in this “exTREEme” celebration! Continue reading

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$9/child (ALNC members save 10%)

Wonder Bugs Preschool Program: Sprouting Grass (Tues PM)

April 24 @ 1:15 pm - 2:30 pm
Aldo Leopold Nature Center | Monona Campus,
330 Femrite Drive Monona, 53716 United States
+ Google Map

…Hidden ginger. Come scavenge for signs of spring that are sure to be pushing up all over! Explore new games and songs. You’ll burst with bliss!
Continue reading

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$9/child (ALNC members save 10%)

Wonder Bugs Preschool Program: Sprouting Grass (Wed AM)

April 25 @ 9:30 am - 10:45 am
Aldo Leopold Nature Center | Monona Campus,
330 Femrite Drive Monona, 53716 United States
+ Google Map

…Hidden ginger. Come scavenge for signs of spring that are sure to be pushing up all over! Explore new games and songs. You’ll burst with bliss!
Continue reading

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$9/child (ALNC members save 10%)

Wonder Bugs Preschool Program: Sprouting Grass (Thurs AM)

April 26 @ 9:30 am - 10:45 am
Aldo Leopold Nature Center | Monona Campus,
330 Femrite Drive Monona, 53716 United States
+ Google Map

…Hidden ginger. Come scavenge for signs of spring that are sure to be pushing up all over! Explore new games and songs. You’ll burst with bliss!
Continue reading

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$40

PROJECT LEARNING TREE: Environmental Experiences for Early Childhood Workshop

April 26 @ 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Aldo Leopold Nature Center | Monona Campus,
330 Femrite Drive Monona, 53716 United States
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Developed with preschool educators and early childhood specialists, this workshop and accompanying guide is designed for educators who work with children ages 3 to 6 and offers more than 130 experiences that engage children in outdoor play and exploration. Join us! Continue reading

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$60/child (ALNC members save 10%)

Vacation Day: Grow!

April 27 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Aldo Leopold Nature Center | Monona Campus,
330 Femrite Drive Monona, 53716 United States
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It’s Earth Week – let’s get the garden started! We’ll get our hands dirty by planting some cool weather plants into our vegetable garden and getting our phenology garden ready for spring. We’ll also spend time in the greenhouse, learn about vermiculture (worm composting), study the soil and celebrate Earth Week. Continue reading

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$9/child (ALNC members save 10%)

Wonder Bugs Preschool Program: Sprouting Grass (Fri AM)

April 27 @ 9:30 am - 10:45 am
Aldo Leopold Nature Center | Monona Campus,
330 Femrite Drive Monona, 53716 United States
+ Google Map

…Hidden ginger. Come scavenge for signs of spring that are sure to be pushing up all over! Explore new games and songs. You’ll burst with bliss!
Continue reading

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Free

Bird & Nature Outing at Edna Taylor Conservation Park

April 28 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Aldo Leopold Nature Center | Monona Campus,
330 Femrite Drive Monona, 53716 United States
+ Google Map

Join us for regularly scheduled – 4th Saturday of every month – Bird & Nature Outings at Edna Taylor Conservation Park! This free, family-friendly nature hike requires no registration and is co-sponsored by Madison FUN Friends of Urban Nature partner groups Madison Parks, Madison Audubon and Aldo Leopold Nature Center. Continue reading

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May 2018
$9/child (ALNC members save 10%)

Wonder Bugs Preschool Program: Caw, Caw, Caw-Choo! (Tues AM)

May 1 @ 9:30 am - 10:45 am
Aldo Leopold Nature Center | Monona Campus,
330 Femrite Drive Monona, 53716 United States
+ Google Map

Crows are known for their loud noises, but did you know that these birds can also talk and coo? These social birds are very smart, but just not quite as smart as you!
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$10/child (members save 10%)

Homeschool Program: The Fungus Among Us

May 1 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Aldo Leopold Nature Center | Monona Campus,
330 Femrite Drive Monona, 53716 United States
+ Google Map

From puffballs to morels, fungus is all around us! We’ll learn some common types of fungus, which ones are edible and which to avoid, dissect a mushroom, learn how to make spore print and much, much more! Continue reading

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$9/child (ALNC members save 10%)

Wonder Bugs Preschool Program: Caw, Caw, Caw-Choo! (Tues PM)

May 1 @ 1:15 pm - 2:30 pm
Aldo Leopold Nature Center | Monona Campus,
330 Femrite Drive Monona, 53716 United States
+ Google Map

Crows are known for their loud noises, but did you know that these birds can also talk and coo? These social birds are very smart, but just not quite as smart as you!
Continue reading

Find out more »
$9/child (ALNC members save 10%)

Wonder Bugs Preschool Program: Caw, Caw, Caw-Choo! (Wed AM)

May 2 @ 9:30 am - 10:45 am
Aldo Leopold Nature Center | Monona Campus,
330 Femrite Drive Monona, 53716 United States
+ Google Map

Crows are known for their loud noises, but did you know that these birds can also talk and coo? These social birds are very smart, but just not quite as smart as you!
Continue reading

Find out more »
$9/child (ALNC members save 10%)

Wonder Bugs Preschool Program: Caw, Caw, Caw-Choo! (Thurs AM)

May 3 @ 9:30 am - 10:45 am
Aldo Leopold Nature Center | Monona Campus,
330 Femrite Drive Monona, 53716 United States
+ Google Map

Crows are known for their loud noises, but did you know that these birds can also talk and coo? These social birds are very smart, but just not quite as smart as you!
Continue reading

Find out more »
$9/child (ALNC members save 10%)

Wonder Bugs Preschool Program: Caw, Caw, Caw-Choo! (Fri AM)

May 4 @ 9:30 am - 10:45 am
Aldo Leopold Nature Center | Monona Campus,
330 Femrite Drive Monona, 53716 United States
+ Google Map

Crows are known for their loud noises, but did you know that these birds can also talk and coo? These social birds are very smart, but just not quite as smart as you!
Continue reading

Find out more »
$9/child (ALNC members save 10%)

Wonder Bugs Preschool Program: Smella the Mustela (Tues AM)

May 8 @ 9:30 am - 10:45 am
Aldo Leopold Nature Center | Monona Campus,
330 Femrite Drive Monona, 53716 United States
+ Google Map

Minks and pine martens and fishers, oh my. This family of critters will catch you by surprise. So many games, crafts and fun you might think you “stole” something. You can’t weasel your way out of this one-come explore today!
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$10/child (members save 10%)

Homeschool Program: Start to Finish

May 8 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Aldo Leopold Nature Center | Monona Campus,
330 Femrite Drive Monona, 53716 United States
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Did you know people once used the stars for navigation? Today, technology has advanced and we can use GPS units to find our way from one place to another. In this class, we will learn how to read a map (youngest children), use a compass (older students) and how to use a GPS unit (oldest students). We’ll share with each other the pros and cons of each piece of equipment! Continue reading

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$9/child (ALNC members save 10%)

Wonder Bugs Preschool Program: Smella the Mustela (Tues PM)

May 8 @ 1:15 pm - 2:30 pm
Aldo Leopold Nature Center | Monona Campus,
330 Femrite Drive Monona, 53716 United States
+ Google Map

Minks and pine martens and fishers, oh my. This family of critters will catch you by surprise. So many games, crafts and fun you might think you “stole” something. You can’t weasel your way out of this one-come explore today!
Continue reading

Find out more »
$9/child (ALNC members save 10%)

Wonder Bugs Preschool Program: Smella the Mustela (Wed AM)

May 9 @ 9:30 am - 10:45 am
Aldo Leopold Nature Center | Monona Campus,
330 Femrite Drive Monona, 53716 United States
+ Google Map

Minks and pine martens and fishers, oh my. This family of critters will catch you by surprise. So many games, crafts and fun you might think you “stole” something. You can’t weasel your way out of this one-come explore today!
Continue reading

Find out more »
$9/child (ALNC members save 10%)

Wonder Bugs Preschool Program: Smella the Mustela (Thurs AM)

May 10 @ 9:30 am - 10:45 am
Aldo Leopold Nature Center | Monona Campus,
330 Femrite Drive Monona, 53716 United States
+ Google Map

Minks and pine martens and fishers, oh my. This family of critters will catch you by surprise. So many games, crafts and fun you might think you “stole” something. You can’t weasel your way out of this one-come explore today!
Continue reading

Find out more »
$9/child (ALNC members save 10%)

Wonder Bugs Preschool Program: Smella the Mustela (Fri AM)

May 11 @ 9:30 am - 10:45 am
Aldo Leopold Nature Center | Monona Campus,
330 Femrite Drive Monona, 53716 United States
+ Google Map

Minks and pine martens and fishers, oh my. This family of critters will catch you by surprise. So many games, crafts and fun you might think you “stole” something. You can’t weasel your way out of this one-come explore today!
Continue reading

Find out more »
$9/child (ALNC members save 10%)

Wonder Bugs Preschool Program: Lizard Wizard (Tues AM)

May 15 @ 9:30 am - 10:45 am
Aldo Leopold Nature Center | Monona Campus,
330 Femrite Drive Monona, 53716 United States
+ Google Map

Chameleons are lizards that can change color; it’s almost like magic! A palette of games and activities will amaze you. Don’t dye this at home by yourself, come join the fun. It’s a lizard of a different color!
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$10/child (members save 10%)

Homeschool Program: Pondering Aquatic Life

May 15 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Aldo Leopold Nature Center | Monona Campus,
330 Femrite Drive Monona, 53716 United States
+ Google Map

Follow us to the pond where we’ll meet some aquatic life! We’ll use nets and bug boxes to catch and identify the critters that live, breathe, and eat underwater. Scan nearby trees for wetland birds and submerged logs for signs of turtles. Can you spot frog or toad eggs? Join us to dip for insects and “ponder” life under water! Continue reading

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$9/child (ALNC members save 10%)

Wonder Bugs Preschool Program: Lizard Wizard (Tues PM)

May 15 @ 1:15 pm - 2:30 pm
Aldo Leopold Nature Center | Monona Campus,
330 Femrite Drive Monona, 53716 United States
+ Google Map

Chameleons are lizards that can change color; it’s almost like magic! A palette of games and activities will amaze you. Don’t dye this at home by yourself, come join the fun. It’s a lizard of a different color!
Continue reading

Find out more »
$9/child (ALNC members save 10%)

Wonder Bugs Preschool Program: Lizard Wizard (Wed AM)

May 16 @ 9:30 am - 10:45 am
Aldo Leopold Nature Center | Monona Campus,
330 Femrite Drive Monona, 53716 United States
+ Google Map

Chameleons are lizards that can change color; it’s almost like magic! A palette of games and activities will amaze you. Don’t dye this at home by yourself, come join the fun. It’s a lizard of a different color!
Continue reading

Find out more »
$9/child (ALNC members save 10%)

Wonder Bugs Preschool Program: Lizard Wizard (Thurs AM)

May 17 @ 9:30 am - 10:45 am
Aldo Leopold Nature Center | Monona Campus,
330 Femrite Drive Monona, 53716 United States
+ Google Map

Chameleons are lizards that can change color; it’s almost like magic! A palette of games and activities will amaze you. Don’t dye this at home by yourself, come join the fun. It’s a lizard of a different color!
Continue reading

Find out more »
$9/child (ALNC members save 10%)

Wonder Bugs Preschool Program: Lizard Wizard (Fri AM)

May 18 @ 9:30 am - 10:45 am
Aldo Leopold Nature Center | Monona Campus,
330 Femrite Drive Monona, 53716 United States
+ Google Map

Chameleons are lizards that can change color; it’s almost like magic! A palette of games and activities will amaze you. Don’t dye this at home by yourself, come join the fun. It’s a lizard of a different color!
Continue reading

Find out more »

Land Steward Work Days

May 19 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
|Recurring Event (See all)
Every month on the third Saturday until November 17, 2018
Aldo Leopold Nature Center | Monona Campus,
330 Femrite Drive Monona, 53716 United States
+ Google Map

Land Stewards & Restorationists — We Need YOU! Interested in helping restore and maintain ALNC’s prairie, marsh, and woodlands? Join us one Saturday a month, March through November, to help control invasives, seed with native plants, get dirty and have some fun! Volunteer work days will focus mainly on land management and other projects as needed. Work days may be cancelled or planned activities modified due to inclement weather. Here are just a few Land Stewards projects: Cut honeysuckle and other unwanted brush…

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$9/child (ALNC members save 10%)

Wonder Bugs Preschool Program: Whoop – There It Is! (Tues AM)

May 22 @ 9:30 am - 10:45 am
Aldo Leopold Nature Center | Monona Campus,
330 Femrite Drive Monona, 53716 United States
+ Google Map

Cranes we mean. Whooping or Sandhill, these long-legged birds are sure to captivate you. Discover their amazing stories and come hear them for yourself. It will be three-toes up for sure!
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$10/child (members save 10%)

Homeschool Program: Slime and Scales

May 22 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Aldo Leopold Nature Center | Monona Campus,
330 Femrite Drive Monona, 53716 United States
+ Google Map

Become a herpetologist for the day and search for frogs, toads, snakes and salamanders in this “ribbiting” investigation! We’ll visit the pond and marsh to listen closely for croaks, chirps, trills, and whistles of frogs and toads to learn how to identify them. Then we’ll explore the island in search of all things slippery or slithery. Continue reading

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$9/child (ALNC members save 10%)

Wonder Bugs Preschool Program: Whoop – There It Is! (Tues PM)

May 22 @ 1:15 pm - 2:30 pm
Aldo Leopold Nature Center | Monona Campus,
330 Femrite Drive Monona, 53716 United States
+ Google Map

Cranes we mean. Whooping or Sandhill, these long-legged birds are sure to captivate you. Discover their amazing stories and come hear them for yourself. It will be three-toes up for sure!
Continue reading

Find out more »
$9/child (ALNC members save 10%)

Wonder Bugs Preschool Program: Whoop – There It Is! (Wed AM)

May 23 @ 9:30 am - 10:45 am
Aldo Leopold Nature Center | Monona Campus,
330 Femrite Drive Monona, 53716 United States
+ Google Map

Cranes we mean. Whooping or Sandhill, these long-legged birds are sure to captivate you. Discover their amazing stories and come hear them for yourself. It will be three-toes up for sure!
Continue reading

Find out more »
$9/child (ALNC members save 10%)

Wonder Bugs Preschool Program: Whoop – There It Is! (Thurs AM)

May 24 @ 9:30 am - 10:45 am
Aldo Leopold Nature Center | Monona Campus,
330 Femrite Drive Monona, 53716 United States
+ Google Map

Cranes we mean. Whooping or Sandhill, these long-legged birds are sure to captivate you. Discover their amazing stories and come hear them for yourself. It will be three-toes up for sure!
Continue reading

Find out more »
$9/child (ALNC members save 10%)

Wonder Bugs Preschool Program: Whoop – There It Is! (Fri AM)

May 25 @ 9:30 am - 10:45 am
Aldo Leopold Nature Center | Monona Campus,
330 Femrite Drive Monona, 53716 United States
+ Google Map

Cranes we mean. Whooping or Sandhill, these long-legged birds are sure to captivate you. Discover their amazing stories and come hear them for yourself. It will be three-toes up for sure!
Continue reading

Find out more »
Free

Bird & Nature Outing at Edna Taylor Conservation Park Area

May 26 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Aldo Leopold Nature Center | Monona Campus,
330 Femrite Drive Monona, 53716 United States
+ Google Map

Join us for new regularly scheduled (4th Saturday of every month) Bird and Nature Outings at Edna Taylor Conservation Park! This free, family-friendly nature hike starts at ALNC and requires no registration and is co-sponsored by Madison FUN Friends of Urban Nature partner groups Madison Parks, Madison Audubon and Aldo Leopold Nature Center. Continue reading

Find out more »
$9/child (ALNC members save 10%)

Wonder Bugs Preschool Program: Camping Days… (Tues AM)

May 29 @ 9:30 am - 10:45 am
Aldo Leopold Nature Center | Monona Campus,
330 Femrite Drive Monona, 53716 United States
+ Google Map

…Are here again. Want to learn some tricks or feel like you have practiced once before heading on your own adventure? Then join us today for a whirlwind campout! Let’s roast this topic and top it with a chocolate bar.
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$9/child (ALNC members save 10%)

Wonder Bugs Preschool Program: Camping Days… (Tues PM)

May 29 @ 1:15 pm - 2:30 pm
Aldo Leopold Nature Center | Monona Campus,
330 Femrite Drive Monona, 53716 United States
+ Google Map

…Are here again. Want to learn some tricks or feel like you have practiced once before heading on your own adventure? Then join us today for a whirlwind campout! Let’s roast this topic and top it with a chocolate bar.
Continue reading

Find out more »
$9/child (ALNC members save 10%)

Wonder Bugs Preschool Program: Camping Days… (Wed AM)

May 30 @ 9:30 am - 10:45 am
Aldo Leopold Nature Center | Monona Campus,
330 Femrite Drive Monona, 53716 United States
+ Google Map

…Are here again. Want to learn some tricks or feel like you have practiced once before heading on your own adventure? Then join us today for a whirlwind campout! Let’s roast this topic and top it with a chocolate bar.
Continue reading

Find out more »
$9/child (ALNC members save 10%)

Wonder Bugs Preschool Program: Camping Days… (Thurs AM)

May 31 @ 9:30 am - 10:45 am
Aldo Leopold Nature Center | Monona Campus,
330 Femrite Drive Monona, 53716 United States
+ Google Map

…Are here again. Want to learn some tricks or feel like you have practiced once before heading on your own adventure? Then join us today for a whirlwind campout! Let’s roast this topic and top it with a chocolate bar.
Continue reading

Find out more »
June 2018
$9/child (ALNC members save 10%)

Wonder Bugs Preschool Program: Camping Days… (Fri AM)

June 1 @ 9:30 am - 10:45 am
Aldo Leopold Nature Center | Monona Campus,
330 Femrite Drive Monona, 53716 United States
+ Google Map

…Are here again. Want to learn some tricks or feel like you have practiced once before heading on your own adventure? Then join us today for a whirlwind campout! Let’s roast this topic and top it with a chocolate bar.
Continue reading

Find out more »

Land Steward Work Days

June 16 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
|Recurring Event (See all)
Every month on the third Saturday until November 17, 2018
Aldo Leopold Nature Center | Monona Campus,
330 Femrite Drive Monona, 53716 United States
+ Google Map

Land Stewards & Restorationists — We Need YOU! Interested in helping restore and maintain ALNC’s prairie, marsh, and woodlands? Join us one Saturday a month, March through November, to help control invasives, seed with native plants, get dirty and have some fun! Volunteer work days will focus mainly on land management and other projects as needed. Work days may be cancelled or planned activities modified due to inclement weather. Here are just a few Land Stewards projects: Cut honeysuckle and other unwanted brush…

Find out more »
July 2018

Land Steward Work Days

July 21 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
|Recurring Event (See all)
Every month on the third Saturday until November 17, 2018
Aldo Leopold Nature Center | Monona Campus,
330 Femrite Drive Monona, 53716 United States
+ Google Map

Land Stewards & Restorationists — We Need YOU! Interested in helping restore and maintain ALNC’s prairie, marsh, and woodlands? Join us one Saturday a month, March through November, to help control invasives, seed with native plants, get dirty and have some fun! Volunteer work days will focus mainly on land management and other projects as needed. Work days may be cancelled or planned activities modified due to inclement weather. Here are just a few Land Stewards projects: Cut honeysuckle and other unwanted brush…

Find out more »
August 2018

Land Steward Work Days

August 18 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
|Recurring Event (See all)
Every month on the third Saturday until November 17, 2018
Aldo Leopold Nature Center | Monona Campus,
330 Femrite Drive Monona, 53716 United States
+ Google Map

Land Stewards & Restorationists — We Need YOU! Interested in helping restore and maintain ALNC’s prairie, marsh, and woodlands? Join us one Saturday a month, March through November, to help control invasives, seed with native plants, get dirty and have some fun! Volunteer work days will focus mainly on land management and other projects as needed. Work days may be cancelled or planned activities modified due to inclement weather. Here are just a few Land Stewards projects: Cut honeysuckle and other unwanted brush…

Find out more »
September 2018

Land Steward Work Days

September 15 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
|Recurring Event (See all)
Every month on the third Saturday until November 17, 2018
Aldo Leopold Nature Center | Monona Campus,
330 Femrite Drive Monona, 53716 United States
+ Google Map

Land Stewards & Restorationists — We Need YOU! Interested in helping restore and maintain ALNC’s prairie, marsh, and woodlands? Join us one Saturday a month, March through November, to help control invasives, seed with native plants, get dirty and have some fun! Volunteer work days will focus mainly on land management and other projects as needed. Work days may be cancelled or planned activities modified due to inclement weather. Here are just a few Land Stewards projects: Cut honeysuckle and other unwanted brush…

Find out more »
October 2018

Land Steward Work Days

October 20 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
|Recurring Event (See all)
Every month on the third Saturday until November 17, 2018
Aldo Leopold Nature Center | Monona Campus,
330 Femrite Drive Monona, 53716 United States
+ Google Map

Land Stewards & Restorationists — We Need YOU! Interested in helping restore and maintain ALNC’s prairie, marsh, and woodlands? Join us one Saturday a month, March through November, to help control invasives, seed with native plants, get dirty and have some fun! Volunteer work days will focus mainly on land management and other projects as needed. Work days may be cancelled or planned activities modified due to inclement weather. Here are just a few Land Stewards projects: Cut honeysuckle and other unwanted brush…

Find out more »
November 2018

Land Steward Work Days

November 17 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
|Recurring Event (See all)
Every month on the third Saturday until November 17, 2018
Aldo Leopold Nature Center | Monona Campus,
330 Femrite Drive Monona, 53716 United States
+ Google Map

Land Stewards & Restorationists — We Need YOU! Interested in helping restore and maintain ALNC’s prairie, marsh, and woodlands? Join us one Saturday a month, March through November, to help control invasives, seed with native plants, get dirty and have some fun! Volunteer work days will focus mainly on land management and other projects as needed. Work days may be cancelled or planned activities modified due to inclement weather. Here are just a few Land Stewards projects: Cut honeysuckle and other unwanted brush…

Find out more »
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