Our facility will be closed today, Saturday, March 25th, due to the winter storm.

As always, you’re invited to hike our trails, which are open daily from dawn until dusk.
Please do exercise caution in these snowy conditions as we can’t guarantee the state of our parking lots and hiking trails.

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

Wearing a face mask indoors is optional. Because we are a childcare facility and follow public health protocols, we have limited access to some public offerings and areas of our facility. We appreciate your patience as we work to find a healthy balance of access and safety for our community.

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

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Nature Journaling

March 30, 2014 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

$3 – $4

What kinds of plants and animals live in your backyard? How does nature change over the seasons, and how are these seasons changing over time? How did Aldo Leopold and his family use journals to study their world? Learn how keeping records can improve your relationship with nature and provide a unique perspective on our planet’s systems and cycles.

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This month, you and your family can have fun with phenology – explore a variety of nature records and techniques, practice on our grounds, and find the journaling style that works for you. Learn how to get started, enjoy hands-on journaling activities, check out displays and nature photography, and more!

Be sure to check out our gift shop to purchase your own beautiful nature journal, a copy of Leopold’s famed work, Sand County Almanac, and other nature-themed crafts and gifts!

Note: Exhibits will be open from 10 am to noon on Sunday, March 30th; shortened hours to accommodate set-up for Maple Syrup Fest!


March 30, 2014
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
$3 – $4


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

Aldo Leopold Nature Center