Gottfried Prairie & Arboretum

At one time, most of Fond du Lac County was covered by prairie – native grasslands that were home to bison, prairie chickens, bobolinks and other wildlife. At the Gottfried Prairie & Arboretum on the UW-Fond du Lac campus, a group of volunteers has reestablished the native plants that once grew on this site.

2019 Prairie Fest

 Date: To be announced.


Halloween Hike

Saturday, October 20, 2018 from 7 to 9 p.m.
Meet at the Gottfried Prairie and Arboretum Shelter

This luminary Halloween hike will introduce five friendly characters talking about how they help the environment. Registration will take place at the Gottfried Prairie Arboretum shelter starting at 6:50 pm with the first hike starting at 7:00 pm and every 15 minutes after that. There will be homemade refreshments for sale with the proceeds going towards Gottfried Prairie educational programs. The hike takes place on a trail that is accessible for strollers and wheel chairs. All ages are welcome!