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 the Cedarburg Bog
- 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 www.bogfriends.org (click on the Events tab), call (262) 675-6844 or email firstname.lastname@example.org 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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