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Arboretum Walk: Prairies and Savannas on the Grady Tract

Date(s): 8/31/2014

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Meet at the Grady Tract parking lot at the southeast corner of Seminole Hwy. and the Beltline frontage road, Madison, WI.
Free naturalist-led hike. Now is a good time to see the contrast between the sandy, dry West Knoll and wet-mesic Greene Prairie. No facilities at tour site; some sloping terrain.
UW Madison Arboretum
608-263-7888
info@uwarboretum.org

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Arboretum Earth Partnership for Families: Listen to the Buzzzzz of the Prairie

Date(s): 8/24/2014

12:30 PM - 3:30 PM

UW Arboretum Visitor Center, 1207 Seminole Hwy, Madison, WI 53711 (enter Arboretum at 1207 Seminole Hwy; proceed east 1 mile to Visitor Center).
Free program for families at the UW Arboretum. Join us to listen to the late-summer sounds of the prairie. Discover birds, grasshoppers, crickets, bumble bees and maybe even the rustle of a snake slithering through the grass. Ongoing drop-in activities at the Visitor Center from 12:30-3:30 p.m., naturalist-led hike from 1:30-2:30.
UW Madison Arboretum
608-263-7888
info@uwarboretum.org

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Arboretum Walk: Sample of Dane County in 1834

Date(s): 8/24/2014

1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

UW Arboretum Visitor Center, 1207 Seminole Hwy, Madison, WI 53711 (enter Arboretum at 1207 Seminole Hwy; proceed east 1 mile to Visitor Center).
Free naturalist-led hike. Restored prairie, savanna and wetlands near the Visitor Center provide an example of what Dane County looked like in the 1830s. Restoration was an unknown adventure when started here in 1934; many different experiments have resulted in what is here today.
UW Madison Arboretum
608-263-7888
info@uwarboretum.org

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Arboretum Class: Introduction to Rain Gardening

Date(s): 8/23/2014

1:00 PM - 3:30 PM

UW Arboretum Visitor Center, 1207 Seminole Hwy, Madison, WI 53711 (enter Arboretum at 1207 Seminole Hwy; proceed east 1 mile to Visitor Center).
This class will cover design, placement, plants, and planting of rain gardens. Instructor: Molly Fifield-Murray. Fee and registration required; to register, download a form at uwarboretum.org/education/classes.php, or call 263-7888.
UW Madison Arboretum
608-263-7888
info@uwarboretum.org

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Arboretum Ecological Restoration Work Party: Core Area and Curtis Prairie

Date(s): 8/23/2014

9:00 AM - Noon

UW Arboretum Visitor Center, 1207 Seminole Hwy, Madison, WI 53711 (enter Arboretum at 1207 Seminole Hwy; proceed east 1 mile to Visitor Center).
Volunteer for restoration activities and learn about our native ecosystems. Tools and training are provided, and groups are welcome with advance notice. Meet at the front steps of the Arboretum Visitor Center. Work parties are cancelled if it is raining.
UW Madison Arboretum - Marian Farrior
608-265-5214
mlfarrior@wisc.edu

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Nighttime Hike

Date(s): 9/4/2014

6:30 PM

Ice Age Trail University Ridge Golf Course, Madison
Join us for a 3-mile hike on a unique section of the Ice Age Trail that goes through a golf course.
The hike will begin at the Ice Age Junction, and then go northwest right through the UW golf course. We will probably use a shuttle for cars to make this a one-way hike. Take Hwy PD west toward Hwy M. At the top of the hill, the parking lot is on the south side of PD. Bring a flashlight or headlamp. Contact Kathy Mulbrandon for more info.
Kathy Mulbrandon, kmulb@charter.net or Sierra Club State Offices at 256-0565

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