Public Events

The Station also conducts educational programs for the general public. Walks and open houses examine topics such as Winter Ecology, Bird Identification, and Spring Flora of the Cedarburg Bog.

Spring & Summer 2015

Sponsored by Friends of Cedarburg Bog.
See their website for additional events not listed here.

Woodcocks and Frogs
Thursday, April 23, 7:30 to 9:30 PM

The early spring frog chorus at the Field Station can be a religious experience.  Witness the night sounds of frogs, woodcock, cranes, and other wetland noise-makers.  Bring a flashlight.

Frogs (and maybe Woodcocks)
Thursday, May 7, 7:30 to 9:30 PM The calls of mid-season species of frog join early spring species as other wetland noise-makers add their voices. Bring a flashlight.
At the North End of the Bog
Sunday, May 10, 9 AM to noon

Explore the plant life at the north end of the Bog and learn why Watts Lake is different from the other lakes in the Bog.  Trip will meet at the Hwy 33 parking lot; no bathrooms.

Tracking the Arrival of Spring: Phenological Monitoring at the UWM Field Station
Saturday, May 16,  1:00- 4:00 pm.

Phenology is the study of the timing of events in the life cycles of plants and animals, such as leafing out and flowering of plants or egg laying in birds.  We'll take a walk in the woods, talk about long-term phenological  monitoring studies at the Field Station, and show you how you can get involved.  Sponsored by the Wisconsin Phenological Society

Marsh Marigold Walk
Sunday, May 17, 9 AM to noon

Walk the boardwalk surrounded by the brilliant yellow of the marsh marigolds and see what else is in bloom as the Bog wakes up. 

Spring Bird Walk
Monday, May 25, 6:30 to 8:30 AM

Search for migrants and breeding birds of the Bog.  Bring binoculars, dress for the weather.

Summer Solstice Walk
Sunday, June 21, 6:00 - 8:30 PM

Experience the sights and sounds of the Bog as evening falls on the sun’s longest day in the sky.

A Walk in the Bog
Sunday, July 5, 9 AM to noon

Find out what’s blooming, singing, hopping and flying in the Bog in the early weeks of summer.

Events are free and open to the public. No dogs, please! A $5.00 donation to the Friends is suggested.

Reservations required - space is limited. Register online at (click on the Events tab), call (262) 675-6844 or email with your name, phone number, and the walk you are planning to attend. If you have a hand lens, binoculars, or a flashlight, bring them depending on the event.

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