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 2014

Sponsored by Friends of the Cedarburg Bog  

Woodcocks & Frogs 
April 24, 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)
May 8, 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.

Annual Spring Meeting of the Wisconsin Phenological Society (Sponsored by the Wisconsin Phenological Society)
Saturday, May 10, 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. The UWM Field Station is engaged in a number of long-term phenological monitoring projects. We will tour the Field Station and talk about our plant and animal phenology studies. We'll also demonstrate how you can get involved in phenological monitoring through the USA National Phenology Network.
At the North End of the Bog
May 11, 9:00 a.m. - 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.
The Bog Wakes Up
May 25, 9:00 a.m. - Noon
Late spring? Early spring? Hike the boardwalk and experience the sights and sounds as the Bog wakes up.
Spring Bird Walk
June 1, 6:30 to 8:30 AM
Search for migrants and breeding birds of the Bog. Bring binoculars, dress for the weather.
The Bog in Bloom
June 29, 9 AM to noon
Enjoy the sights and sounds of summer in the Bog.

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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