Even though our building is closed*, our trails are free and open to the public daily from dawn until dusk.
We invite you to come out and enjoy the Wonders of Nature…it’s good for the mind, body and soul.

We have recently updated our mask policy to help keep our visitors, students, their families and our staff safe.

Please stay tuned for more information and do not hesitate to contact us with questions at

*Please note our facility’s date of reopen to the public is based on public health recommendations and other factors.

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Virtual Holiday Bazaar

November 25, 2020 @ 8:00 am - December 31, 2020 @ 11:59 pm

Welcome to the Virtual Holiday Bazaar

We may not be able to gather in person this year to peruse our usual hand-picked vendors’ ware, however, we can continue to support sustainable, local artists and craftspeople with the virtual Holiday Bazaar!

We have compiled a few of our favorite local vendors on this page for some one-stop-shopping — click on the images to view products, and find each shop’s contact information for purchases and follow-up. Shop locally, from home via phone or web, or make an appointment, as noted below. These vendors are helping to support ALNC with their participation, and we hope you will support them with your holiday shopping!

Want to give a gift of environmental education?

Purchase a membership or gift cards in the following denominations to give to a budding nature lover in your life or make a donation to support children’s environmental education. Your gift will help build a sustainable future for us all and directly supports ALNC.


Looking for a 2021 Calendar?

Order your Aldo Leopold Foundation Phenology Calendar today! Enjoy the Leopold Family’s Phenology notes and beautiful images of Wisconsin’s native flora and fauna all year round.




Sandy Burns

Handwoven Textiles in a Variety of Fibers
Browse or purchase pieces in new patterns and designs in cotton, wool, bamboo, rayon, chenille and silk.

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The Happy Kitty

Toy and Gifts for Cats and Their Humans
A variety of craft items including Cat toys, Recycled Sweater Pet Beds, Hang Towels, Lighted Glass Blocks, Cinnamon Ornaments and more. Most items are available in the ETSY shop and can be shipped anywhere in the US. If you are interested in Pet Beds, Glass Blocks or the expanded assortment of cat toys, please email, these items will be available for no-contact delivery in Madison and the surrounding communities. Credit/Debit cards accepted. Lori Isabella – Crafter

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Keith and Karen

Handcrafted Jewelry and Floral Arrangements
Shop by appointment (and wearing a mask) in their spacious home studio filled with beautiful gold and silver wrapped jewelry and amazing unique floral arrangements for the season and every day home décor. Give the gift of art to yourself or that special someone on your list. Have a specific idea? Email or call (608) 249-0573 for help being guided to the perfect piece. Shop by appointment only, masks required.

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Echo Valley Farm

A Community Sustained Farm and Learning Center
Living on the land in a symbiotic and regenerative way, respect is woven into everything they do, from their gardens to their products, they consciously strive to reduce their environmental impact while providing the very best quality at affordable prices. “Community sustained” means that everyone plays an essential part in life. When you purchase some baked goods, tea or salve, you’re ensuring that more people can come, visit and participate in their intentionally simpler way of living.

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Haley Studio

Fiber Art, Vintage Items and Supplies or
Minimize waste and celebrate traditional crafts, which bring joy, satisfaction and calm. “I have a lot of yarn which is not yet on the sales website. If you are seriously into handspun yarn, send me an email and I’ll give you a virtual tour!”

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J. Annie Imagery

Original Nature Photos Printed on Usable Items
Visit J. Annie Imagery on Facebook
Jessica has a degree in urban forestry and has been working in the horticulture field since 1996. She is a hobby photographer, but has been taking nature photographs for over a decade. Once you look at the photos, you will notice Jessica is drawn to color; almost everything she takes pictures of are vibrant and alive with splashes of color in nature. Many people have commented that they can’t help but smile at the simple beauty that is portrayed with each piece.

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Cackle Bee & Bloom Skin Care

Skin Care Products handcrafted from real Wisconsin honey.
The team at Cackle Bee & Bloom Skin Care work very hard to create high-quality skin care products, inspired by nature and free of nasty chemicals. You’ll feel good about using these products on your skin.

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November 25, 2020 @ 8:00 am
December 31, 2020 @ 11:59 pm



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