Our facility will be closed on Friday, March 22nd for an all-staff meeting.
Our building will reopen to the public at 10am on Saturday, March 23rd.

As always, our grounds and trails featuring self-guided tours are free and open daily from dawn until dusk.

Our facility is open on weekdays from 9am to 4pm and on weekends from 10am to 2pm.

As always, our grounds and trails featuring self-guided tours are free and open daily from dawn until dusk.

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Learn to Listen for Owls

December 11, 2021 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Learn to Listen for Owls, a Special December Bird & Nature Adventure
Saturday, December 11th at 4:30pm

Join Aldo Leopold Nature Center Environmental Educator Melissa Kesling and Josh Seibel with Madison Parks for a free, family-friendly guided hike to Learn to Listen for Owls. Discover the owls that call Madison home – huge Great Horned Owls, medium-sized Barred Owls and tiny Screech Owls – and can be found throughout the city in parks and yards. What do they eat? What is an owl pellet? Do they always sleep during the day? When do they make their nests? Join us for an easy walk on the paths at Aldo Leopold Nature Center and Edna Taylor Conservation Park with stops along the way to listen for the distinctive hoots and calls of owls. If you’re fortunate, you may just get to see an owl sitting quietly on a big tree limb above your head. Dress warm. The event is free and registration is encouraged.

Register here for ‘Learn to Listen for Owls’

Co-sponsored by Madison FUN Friends of Urban Nature partner groups Madison ParksMadison Audubon, Aldo Leopold Nature Center, and Friends of Edna Taylor Conservation Park. Contact (608) 698-0104 for more information.

Aldo Leopold Nature Center, 330 Femrite Drive
Park in the first lot on the right, meet at the Children’s Shack

A photographer may be onsite to document this event. If you would not like your photo taken, please advise the photographer. Thank you!


December 11, 2021
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
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Aldo Leopold Nature Center
(608) 221-0404




Aldo Leopold Nature Center | Monona Campus
330 Femrite Drive
Monona, 53716 United States
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(608) 221-0404

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