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Bird and Nature Adventures
Sunday, October 2, 1:30 - 3 pm, Fall Colors at Cherokee, with naturalist guide Sean Gere, Cherokee Marsh, North Unit
Sunday November 6, 1:30 - 3 pm, Ice Age Geology, with naturalist guide David Mickelson, Cherokee Marsh, North Unit.
The first Sunday of EVERY month, year-round, ALWAYS 1:30 pm – 3 pm
Cherokee Marsh Conservation Park - North Unit, 6098 N Sherman Ave. Follow N. Sherman Ave. north to the parking area at the end of the gravel road.
Contact: Paul Noeldner, firstname.lastname@example.org, 608-698-0104
Madison Parks bird and nature adventure page
Meet the Friends at the Northside Farmers Market
Sunday, Oct 2, 8:30 am – 12:30 pm
We'll be tabling at the market. Stop by and say hi!
Northside TownCenter, 1865 Northport Dr, near Willy St Co-op.
Tour the North Unit with Parks Staff
Wednesday, October 12, 5:30- 7 pm
Join Madison Conservation Parks staff on a tour to see the progress that has been made in restoring oak savanna and oak woodlands. Increased fire management and invasive species removal efforts have transformed much of the uplands in the park. We’ll look at the results so far, and also look ahead to some plans for restoring wetlands as well. No registration needed, just show up. More information
SAWW Level 2 chainsaw safety training
Wednesday, October 12
Thursday, October 13
Details and registration
Hayrides and Hikes
Saturday, October 22 1:00 to 4:00 pm
Tour Cherokee Marsh Conservation Park - North Unit aboard a tractor-pulled hay wagon, take a short guided hike, or do both! Plus enjoy free hot cider, a campfire, and marshmallows to roast on the fire. Hayrides are $3/person (Free for children 2 and under). Volunteers from the Friends of Cherokee Marsh lead free, short nature hikes. No reservations needed; visit any time from 1 pm to 3:30 pm. More information
Wed, October 19, 5:30 - 7 pm
Wed, November 16. 5:30-7 pm
Our board of directors is responsible for planning, coordinating, communicating, and managing our activities. Everyone is welcome to attend board meetings. We've resumed in-person meetings in the Warner Park Community Recreation Center or outdoors at the Warner Park rainbow shelter. Contact email@example.com to confirm location.
Self-guided nature adventures
Get ideas for your own self-guided nature adventures at Cherokee Marsh and other locations.