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Bird and nature adventures
Sun, June 6, 1:30 pm – 3 pm, Wildflower Wander with Master Naturalist Sheila Leary
Sun, July 4, 1:30 pm – 3 pm, Frog and bug hop with Naturalist Guide Mary Binkley
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, email@example.com, 608-698-0104
Madison Parks bird and nature adventure page
Conservation Park Tour - Meadow Ridge & Cherokee Marsh - Mendota Unit
Wednesday, June 9, 6 pm - 7:30 pm
Walk with conservation staff and learn how volunteer efforts and deer population management are yielding a more sustainable plant community in Meadow Ridge and Cherokee Marsh - Mendota Unit conservation parks.
Meadow Ridge Park, 4002 Meadow Valley Drive
Volunteer at Westport Prairie
Saturday, June 12, 9 am - noon
Hike around the newly restored oak woodlot next to the drumlin and search for invasive weeds. Then we'll cut brush along the drumlin and search for new wildflowers in bloom.
Location and sign up
Paddling outdoor - discover Cherokee Marsh
Saturday, June 12, 10 am - noon
Thursday, August 12, 4 - 6 pm
Sponsored by MSCR.
Learn more and sign up
Conservation Park Tour - Cherokee Marsh - South Unit
Wednesday, July 14, 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Come enjoy the scenic view of the 100-acre riverine marsh and hear about efforts to restore prairie and oak woodland on the adjacent uplands. Led by Madison Parks staff.
Cherokee Marsh – South Unit, 802 Wheeler Road
Self-guided nature adventures
Get ideas for your own self-guided nature adventures at Cherokee Marsh and other locations.
Wednesday, June 16, 5:30 – 7 pm
Wednesday, July 21, 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, possibly outdoors. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for location.