Events – Programs and Field Trips

Audubon offers programs, field trips, activities, and workshops related to the environment. From September through May, monthly evening programs take place at Moraine Park Technical College. From National Avenue, turn into parking lot O and enter door O-1. Classrooms are on your left. Audubon programs are open to the public with no admission fee. Adults, families, and young people with an interest in environmental issues are encouraged to attend. Our complete schedule of events, programs, and field trips can be downloaded here.

SUMMER EVENING TUESDAY WALKS

Explore some of the trails in Fond du Lac County and City with some members of Audubon. All walks will begin at 6:30 pm. Carpooling is sometimes available. Be sure to wear good walking shoes, bring some insect repellant, and if available, a pair of binoculars. The walks will last about an hour to an hour and a half. Cancelled in the event of steady rain.

June 6, Shaginappi County Park
The park is a natural area of 100 acres of wetlands, lake shore, woods, and prairie and is situated adjacent to Columbia Park, sharing Calumet Harbor. Pipe Creek also winds through the park property. (North on Hwy 151 and to just north of Pipe, turn left on Velvet Beach Road. Continue about ½ mile and turn into a parking lot on the left). Leaders – Dave and Kerry Sehloff

June 13, Ripon South Woods
This nature area provides hikers with a variety of natural habitats along several paths including a walk along a creek. Along the trail you will enjoy prairie, oak savanna, and glacial moraine habitats. (West on Hwy 23 to Ripon and south on Union Street). Carpool from the southwest corner of Menards parking lot at 5:50 pm.
Leader – Diana Beck

June 20, Marsh Haven
See numerous bird species, including a well-established Purple Martin colony. Observe wildlife while wandering through the woodland, prairie, or wetland trails on 46-acres. (South on Hwy 151 and east on Hwy 49). Carpool from the southwest corner of Fleet Farm parking lot at 6:00 pm. Leader – Liz Roy

June 27, Greenway Arboretum along the east branch of the Fond du Lac River
Discover over two miles of beautiful nature trails along the Fond du Lac River on 24.5 acres right in town. Through the efforts of ParkWatch and local citizen volunteers, restoration of native tree plantings and an oak savanna are in progress, along with new walking trails. Meet at the west side of the parking lot at the south Pick n Save store at 55 West Pioneer Road.
Leader – Evelyn McLean-Cowan

July 11, Oakfield Ledge State Natural Area north end
One of the most significant exposures of the Niagara Escarpment in Wisconsin, these prominent rock cliffs 40 feet high can be enjoyed from different elevations. See undisturbed native vegetation and forest floor habitat. (South on Hwy D, then Hwy B to Oakfield and turn south on Hwy Y. Parking lot about ¼ mile on right). Carpool from southwest corner of Fleet Farm parking lot at 6:00 pm. Leader – Liz Roy

July 18, Mascoutin Valley State Trail
This scenic 32-mile State Park trail passes through the DNR-owned Eldorado Marsh on the trail section from Fond du Lac to Rosendale. (West on 23 and north on C about ¼ mile on left).
Leader – Kathleen Stetter

July 25, Eldorado Marsh Dike Road
The wildlife area consists of a rich mosaic of wetland types, small oak openings, shrubland, grasslands and agricultural land. The .75 mile long dike provides excellent access for wildlife viewing opportunities in the center of the wildlife area. (West on 23, east on Heinrich, north on Dike Road). Carpool from the southwest corner of Menards parking lot at 6:00 pm. Leader – Diana Beck

August 1, Lakeside Park West
Explore on mowed trails and watch for wildlife along the shoreline of the lake and Supple’s Marsh. Find out more about future plans for this area. (North on 45, east on Howard Litscher Drive to dog park). Leader – Diana Beck

For more information on the Summer Evening Tuesday Walks, please contact dianahbeck@gmail.com or 920-922-7931.

FIELD TRIP TO BIRCHWOOD

Saturday, August 26
8:30 am Carpool departs from UW-Fond du Lac east lot
9 am Tour begins

Connie Ramthun and Bill Volkert have worked over 30 years to restore their land to natural communities including an oak-hickory woods, restored prairie, and a wetland with natural springs. They have cataloged nearly 600 species of plants and animals on less than 10 acres. Come and be inspired by this natural beauty.